Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Message from VP of OIDI

New Director Appointed for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Dr. Kyra Shahid was appointed Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) in early February 2019.  Prior to this new role, she served as Associate Director of the CDI for over three years.  Dr. Shahid has led several internal and external projects and will continue to provide leadership for efforts concerning Xavier’s historical connections to slavery.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge on leadership for diverse communities and an impressive list of accomplishments including being selected as a Rising Star by the YWCA in 2017 and publishing her recent book, Anti-Black Racism and Epistemic Violence (Sentia, 2018).  Dr. Shahid is a proud first-generation graduate of Central State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication.  She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on leadership, race and spirituality and a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University.


Institutional Leadership Statements

Fundamental to its educational mission is Xavier's deep-seated commitments to equity and inclusion. The following leadership statements and institutional policies express those commitments in relation to the educational excellence that is our hallmark.