Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
Dr. John V. Armendariz currently serves as Northeastern University’s Vice Provost of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion. With experience in government, healthcare, nonprofit, and higher education, John brings a deep knowledge of working within an organization to engage stakeholders and enhance a culture that welcomes and includes a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. Prior to joining Northeastern, John served as Associate Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Yale University, where he directed diversity programming aimed at creating an organizational culture of inclusion and consulted with senior leadership and academic departments to advance and align diversity efforts. John has also worked in diversity leadership roles at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Texas Department of Health. John graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, earned a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Texas, and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island.
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Audrey Grace is the Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Audrey has spent 14 years working with underserved populations, first at an international microcredit organization to more recently representing indigent persons involved with the criminal justice system. She transitioned to higher education two years ago, starting in student affairs where she created diversity and inclusion programming for students. In her current position, Audrey employs best practices to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at the University-wide level. Her focus is to utilize data-driven strategies to highlight existing disparities and bring about institutional changes that reduce barriers to equity. Audrey holds a JD from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in African and African American Studies, from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts.