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Faculty | Chief Equity Inclusion Officer and Chief of Staff

Jeanne Arnold

Contact Information

[email protected]
Room 8301

Expertise

Jeanne Arnold, Ed.D., is the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer (CDEIO) and the College’s chief of staff.

As CDEIO, Dr. Arnold oversees SFC's agenda to foster a learning and working environment that supports an increasingly diverse student body and workforce, and that champions programs and dialogue that lead to greater understanding of relevant issues.

As chief of staff, Dr. Arnold works closely with Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Ph.D., president of St. Francis College, to help guide the senior leadership team in the College's daily operations.

Education

B.A. Penn State University,
MSW, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Prior to joining SFC in 2021, Dr. Arnold served, for seven years, as chief diversity officer at Gettysburg College, where she led the development and implementation of the institution’s first diversity strategic plan and campus climate study, among many other accomplishments. Dr. Arnold had a similar role at Grand Valley State University for nearly seven years prior to Gettysburg. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Arnold filled administrative roles at the University of Pennsylvania, the last four years as the executive director of the office of affirmative action and Equal Opportunity Programs.

Among her dozens of professional and leadership achievements include serving on the Board of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education since 2012.

Dr. Arnold received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and social welfare from Penn State University. She earned a Master of Social Work and doctorate in higher education management, both from the University of Pennsylvania.