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Enobong (Anna) Branch

Senior Vice President for Equity, Rutgers University

In her role at Rutgers University, Anna provides strategic leadership to ensure that the institutional commitment to equity is reflected in the research, educational, and public engagement efforts that occur throughout the university, and that focus extends to faculty, staff, and students. She currently leads the University and Inclusion office and the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement on the New Brunswick campus, championing the role of diversity and inclusion in achieving excellence and strengthening the institutional commitment to its diverse community on and off campus.

Prior to joining Rutgers University, Anna served as Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her significant accomplishments in that role included leading the integration of diversity throughout the campus strategic plan, executing the university’s campus climate survey, creating diversity infrastructure through climate advisors in executive areas and diversity officers in schools and colleges, and leading the National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE program in pursuing innovative organizational change strategies to spur institutional transformation and support racial and gender equity in the faculty ranks.