Adanna Johnson on Georgetown’s whole-institution approach to equity and inclusion

Photograph of Adanna Johnson posing in a corridor of Healy Hall at Georgetown University.
Adanna J. Johnson is the associate vice president for student equity and inclusion at Georgetown University.

In May, Georgetown University announced the creation of the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion with Adanna J. Johnson, Ph.D., as associate vice president.

Her work reflects Georgetown’s commitment to a whole-institution approach that makes equity and inclusion a core value to everyone in the university community. The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion reports to both senior academic and student-affairs leadership, reflecting the three-dimensionality of students’ lives. 

Adanna Johnson has deep personal and professional roots in Jesuit education. For her, equity and inclusion are at the center of Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission. 

She spoke with Jeffrey Donahoe, editor of Georgetown Magazine, in July about the whole-institution commitment, how Georgetown works differently than other universities, and what success looks like. Read the Q&A on the Georgetown Magazine website.

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