Nicole R. Robinson
Cultural Connections by Design, LLC, Founder & CEO
Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Leadership Fellow, University of Utah
Dr. Nicole R. Robinson is the creator of Cultural Connections by Design, LLC and the mastermind behind the development of creative interactive learning tools. When she’s not working to facilitate critical conversations with organizations around diversity, she leads social change efforts at the University of Utah as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Leadership Fellow at the University of Utah. Before joining the faculty in 2013 as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Presidential Endowed Professor, she served on the faculty at three research, urban-serving, anchor institutions including Syracuse University, University of Memphis, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Robinson is nationally acclaimed as an educator, scholar, speaker, and author; and has presented her research at national and international conferences, published in several of the industry’s leading research journals, and authored two academic textbooks. She has committed her life’s work to transforming educational and organizational cultures through systemic change processes centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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