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John Gates

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and clinical professor in the Krannert School of Management

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jfgates@purdue.edu


Assistant: Se'Andra Johnson

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sddonald@purdue.edu

John Gates

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and clinical professor in the Krannert School of Management

John Gates joined Purdue University in early 2019 as the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and clinical professor in the Krannert School of Management.

Prior to his appointment at Purdue, Gates had served as the inaugural associate dean in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was responsible for diversity, inclusion and engagement strategy. He also provided leadership in the recruitment and retention of faculty and graduate students from underrepresented minorities and guidance for diversity in curriculum development and programming.

Other prior academic posts include serving as associate dean for administration and finance at Harvard College, Harvard University and special assistant to the president and provost at the University of Vermont, where he focused on strategic initiatives, change management and diversity. He also held a series of positions with increasing responsibility at New York University, culminating with his role as executive director of global operations.

Gates also launched and led his own consulting firm, Criticality Management Consulting, where he advised corporate clients on a range of workforce issues.

A native of Gary, Indiana, Gates received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a master’s degree from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.