Following a nationwide search, Regis President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, announces the appointment of Michael P. McCorvey, MEd, as vice president of inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer. McCorvey will bring to Regis 19 years of experience in higher education, most recently at Bentley University where he serves as the director of the Multicultural Center. He will begin his new role in August.
McCorvey will lead the university’s Center for Inclusive Excellence which supports Regis’ mission by fostering a campus culture in which all members are valued, engaged with, and contribute to a holistic and diverse community. Partnering with departments including academic affairs; student affairs; global connections; and mission, ministry and service; the center develops training for equity literacy and sponsors events that promote open, constructive dialogue within the community.
“As a university with equity at its core and a guiding priority of our strategic plan, Regis is committed to making community members of all backgrounds feel welcome and thrive,” said President Hays. “Michael’s vast experience in this field will be an important resource as we continue our steadfast commitment to our inclusive culture that serves our students, faculty, and staff.”
“I could not be more excited to join the Regis College community and to further the diversity, equity, and inclusion work central to the university’s identity and critical to the success and well-being of all the students, faculty, and staff who make Regis the special place it is,” said McCorvey. “I am looking forward to building partnerships across the institution as we continue the work of implementing the strategic plan which has inclusive excellence at its heart.”
Currently, McCorvey develops and oversees the vision and strategy for Bentley’s Multicultural Center and manages its staff. He created a student Equity and Inclusion Consultant program; co-led a committee that created a Racial Equity Toolkit; implemented Racial Justice Action Plans; co-facilitated faculty and staff dialog groups; administered Bentley’s first climate survey; co-created a Bias Response Team, and serves on a Title IX panel. McCorvey developed trainings and conducted presentations for university members including Meeting the Moment: A Division’s Journey Putting Racial Justice into Practice; Epidemic in the Pandemic: Bias Toward Asian and Asian American Communities During COVID-19; Making Meaning of Media’s Messages: How Media Shapes Our Understanding of Race; as well as led diversity training for Bentley athletics department coaches, administrators, and other constituent groups.
McCorvey earned a master of education degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a graduate certificate in leadership for change at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, and holds certifications in Title IX from the Association of Title IX Administrators, and from the Emergency Management Institute on Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education, (FEMA). He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts with a minor in economics from Allegheny College. McCorvey lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and young daughters.