New Chief Diversity Officer at Buffalo State

Karen A. Clinton Jones was named chief diversity officer at Buffalo State College. She was the executive director for equity and access at Virginia Tech. Previously, she was director of corporate diversity for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Rochester, New York.

Buffalo State president Aaron Podolefsky stated, “With Dr. Jones as our chief diversity officer, Buffalo State will remain a leader in promoting the respect for diversity and individual differences both in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Jones takes to heart our institution’s long-standing commitment to diversity and the importance of diversity as one of our core values. She is a diversity professional who works well across all groups and academic disciplines, and we are delighted to welcome her home to her alma mater.”

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Buffalo State with a degree in criminal justice. She earned a master’s degree in counselor education at the College of Brockport and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University at Buffalo.

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