Margo R. Foreman, MPH, joined Clark as vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion (CODEI) in October 2021. Previously, she served as interim vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Iowa State University.
Foreman directs or supports Clark’s wide-ranging programs and initiatives in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and provides guidance for institutional priorities and strategic planning to strengthen the University’s community, culture, and climate. She also partners with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop programming, expand community dialogue, enhance training, and advise on curriculum development. She also co-chairs the University Diversity Action Council.
Foreman is an active member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education and the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED), which presented her with the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence and Service for outstanding leadership, commitment, and impact.
Foreman is working toward her doctorate in educational leadership in higher education from the American College of Education. She earned her master’s of public health from Indiana University and bachelor’s in social behavior science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Ashley Caruso is the Assistant Director of DEI Programming and Planning. As the Assistant Director, she coordinates DEI related events as well as Heritage Month Programming. She also manages the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP), Co-Funding, and the Presidential Achievement Awards for Inclusive Excellence (PAAIE) programs as well as organizes events for ODI. Ashley was previously the Coordinator and Assistant to the VP and CODEI in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to joining the ODI, Ashley was an Office Assistant in the President’s Office at Clark and a Senior Medical Administrative Secretary in Cardiology at UMass Medical Center. Ashley earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her other interests include traveling (12 countries so far!), nature, disc golf, and spending time with her two children.
Henry Chambers is originally from South Carolina and brings plenty of southern charm and hospitality with him. Henry graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in International Business and BA in International Studies. Then due to unnecessary barriers, I mean his love for learning, he returned to the classroom and obtained both a Master of International Business from The University of South Carolina and MA in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.
In the past few years, he has worked in admissions, at the undergraduate level at Middle Tennessee State University, with a focus on international students, and then at the graduate level at Tufts University, with a focus on the Fletcher School’s master’s program in international business. During this time, he served as the inaugural Scholar in Residence for the Global Learning Community at MTSU, on Fletcher’s DEI Standing Committee, and as a facilitator for Tufts’ Intercultural Learning Community. Given his interest in these responsibilities, he transitioned to full-time DEI work as the inaugural Program Administrator for DEI at The Fletcher School and graduated with yet another master’s in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership from Tufts.
Henry loves experiencing different cultures both domestically and abroad. This has resulted in him traveling to approximately 35 states and around 45 countries. However, just like the field of DEI, there is always plenty more for him to be exposed to in order to continually learn.