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Meet Rev. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington

Rev. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington was named senior diversity officer at Fisher in 2021.

Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington

Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington

As the inaugural senior diversity officer at St. John Fisher University, Washington reports to the president and serves as a member of the University’s senior staff, overseeing the continuation of the University’s focused efforts supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. He collaborates with University stakeholders and operationalizes strategic plan goals that aim to develop cultural competency skill sets, diversify the campus through recruitment and retention efforts, strengthen relationships with community leaders, and cultivate an environment that supports belonging.

He graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn with a baccalaureate in political science with a history minor. He also obtained a master of divinity from New York Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. He completed his second doctoral work at St. John Fisher University in May 2019 with a concentration in diversity and inclusion in higher education administration.
He recently served on the faculty of religion and philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan University where he specializes in practical theology in the areas of church leadership, urban development, New Testament studies, and diversity and inclusion. A diversity consultant serving several school districts, he formerly served the Brighton Central School District and currently serves as the diversity consultant with the Wheatland-Chili Central School District.

Washington is trustee emeritus of Keuka College. Currently, he serves on the boards of Hillside Family of Agencies and Junior Achievement, Inc., and was recently appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul to serve on the Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council of New York State.