WNYDO (Diversity Officers)


WNYDO serves as the preeminent voice for diversity and equity officers in the Western New York Higher Education Region by supporting our collective efforts to lead our institutions toward the attainment of the following goals and outcomes:

  • Identify and share best practices to drive systemic change within our region
  • Leverage resources to maximize outcomes 
  • Collaborate with other diversity and inclusion efforts within the region to advance equity and systemic change throughout our community
  • Produce and disseminate empirical evidence through research to inform diversity initiatives
  • Provide professional development for current and aspiring diversity and equity officers
  • Inform and influence national and local policies
  • Create and foster networking opportunities