Meet the Director

Carol Ben-DaviesCarol Ben-Davies

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Stone Hall, Room 110
Office Phone: (765) 494-9028

Carol E. Ben-Davies joined the Purdue family in July of 2007 as Assistant Dean of Students focusing on the leadership development and diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Student Activities and Organizations area of the Office of the Dean of Students. She also provided support to students experiencing stressful academic, personal, social, financial or mental health concerns on campus within the main area of the Office of the Dean of Students. She served as student organization advisor to the Purdue Student Government, the Purdue University Neoteric Knitters and the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board. She’s proud to have influenced the passage of Purdue’s Grief Absence Policy and founding Boiler Tracks, a student organization leveraging underrepresented students in diversity recruitment initiatives. Through these experiences Carol has developed great relationships with faculty, staff, students and alumni and a deep knowledge of the Purdue culture. After 11 years at Purdue, Carol considers herself a true Boilermaker.

Carol is excited to be the inaugural Director of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Health and Human Sciences and sharing her commitment and passion to social justice and diversity. She looks forward to creating diversity and inclusion initiatives and goals that leverage the diversity of each individual within the college and allows us all to thrive.

Carol is a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach and a QPR Suicide Prevention Certified Instructor. She has over 20 years of experience in student affairs in areas such as a fraternity and sorority life, multicultural affairs, and admissions and has worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University and the University of Mary Washington.

Carol is a native of Brooklyn, New York but hails from the great Tar Heel state of North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Afro-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

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