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Rhae-Ann Booker, PhD

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A passionate advocate for comprehensive, data-driven and ongoing strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Experienced executive with track record of initiatives that support organizational goals and individual success for marginalized populations, including design and implementation of Davenport University’s first university-wide DEI Strategic Plan. An advocate for health equity who initiated Davenport’s collaboration with Grand Rapids African American Health Institute and other community organizations. Developed policies and partnerships at Calvin College that resulted in increased enrollment, retention and graduation rates for underrepresented populations. Committed to the use of data to design programs and evaluate outcomes.