Nadine Petty

Nadine Petty is Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of New Hampshire.  Prior to arriving at UNH, Nadine served as Executive Director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, where she led a large team of staff dedicated to the success of students with marginalized identities.

Nadine has over twenty years of experience in educational settings, including fourteen years in higher education. For most of her personal life and professional career, she has devoted herself to a wide-range of diversity and social justice causes and endeavors which include teaching cultural ethnography courses, serving on and leading various diversity-related committees and boards, and creating and strengthening diversity and inclusion services in various institutions and within communities and school districts.

Although she has been immersed in diversity, equity, and inclusion work for many years, Nadine believes she has only begun to scratch the surface of available knowledge and research, viewing herself as a lifelong learner and devotee of diversity and social justice issues.