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 ODI Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice President and Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As the coordinator, she provides executive support to the CODEI and administrative/logistical support for the ODI team. She coordinates the DICP, Co-Funding, and PAAIE programs as well as organizes events for ODI. 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. Before joining UMass, Ashley was living with her family in Australia and working at a hand surgeon’s practice as well as volunteering at a local primary school. 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.