Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO)

The mission of LADO is to facilitate systematic and systemic change to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, in support of academic excellence and learning across all constituencies, at colleges and universities with a core commitment to liberal arts education.  We aim to work together to address the unique challenges and opportunities in liberal arts communities around issues of diversity and equity, in recognition of the significant potential of liberal arts graduates and institutions to engage in research and service that will contribute to transforming society.

LADO members include Bates, Amherst, Hamilton, Dickinson, Middlebury, Providence, Reed, Smith, Trinity, Wellesley and Williams Colleges. Shirley Collado (Middlebury) and Michael Reed (Williams) co-chair LADO.

LADO Panel

In 2013, Bates College sponsored the LADO bi-annual meeting and hosted over twenty-five Chief Diversity Officers from liberal arts colleges across the country on April 22-23.