Dr. Nicole A. Roberson, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, & Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Nicole A. Roberson joined the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) on November 21, 2022, as the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer. Her career spans over 20 years where she has overseen equity, Title IX, ADA, and diversity in higher education.

While at the Texas A&M University System, Roberson oversaw the development and implementation of civil rights, affirmative action and diversity programs, procedures, policies, and regulations for the system’s 11 universities, eight state agencies and the Texas A&M Health Science Center. She further administered an online training course, “Creating a Discrimination Free Workplace,” for more than 49,000 employees within the system.

Roberson has also worked at the federal level at the U.S. Department of Education-Office for Civil Rights. She worked on two national initiatives: one on the over-representation of minorities in special education, and the other on the under-representation of minorities in gifted and talented programs. During her time as director of diversity and equal employment opportunity for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, she eliminated a two-year backlog of complaints and implemented diversity programs.

As the Vice Chancellor and chief diversity officer at S&T, Roberson leads strategic initiatives that provide workplace and learning enrichment and broaden the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her duties include student, faculty and staff recruitment and retention initiatives; educational programming; reporting and policy development; and the cultivation of supportive relationships among alumni, employer partners and community stakeholders.

Roberson earned a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University. She holds an MBA in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management, and master’s degrees in human resource management and project management, both from the Keller Graduate School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic management from the University of North Texas.

Roberson also is a certified diversity professional (CDP), a certified human resource professional (SHRM-CP), a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a senior certified affirmative action and EEO professional (Sr. CAAEP).