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Caroline Laguerre-Brown

Vice Provost for Institutional Equity
The Johns Hopkins University

Office of the Institutional Equity
The Johns Hopkins University
130 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21218
Phone: (410) 516-8075
Fax: (410) 516-5300
E-mail: clbrown@jhu.edu
Website: www.jhuoie.org, http://web.jhu.edu/administration/jhuoie/people/laguerre.html

Caroline Laguerre-Brown became vice provost for institutional equity in July 2010. She is the university's lead administrator on affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues, as well as diversity and inclusion efforts.

Laguerre-Brown previously served as associate vice provost. She came to Johns Hopkins in 2005 as director for equity compliance and education in the Office of Institutional Equity. In that role, she is credited with increasing equity compliance and education activity, visibility and relevance across Johns Hopkins. She provided educational programs for several thousand participants and worked collaboratively with human resources executives, deans and the Office of the General Counsel on matters concerning equal opportunity and diversity.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Laguerre-Brown, an attorney with an extensive background in employment law, served as labor and employment defense counsel for the New York City Transit Authority and as assistant director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office for the Fire Department of New York. She also served as staff counsel to the Equal Employment Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.

Laguerre-Brown oversees the Office of Institutional Equity and works with other university leaders to enhance Johns Hopkins diversity and inclusion efforts. The office ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues; investigates discrimination and sexual harassment complaints; provides training in sexual harassment, discrimination and disability issues; fosters campus diversity initiatives and oversees the implementation of policies, procedures and services as they relate to compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act. The vice provost also works with the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council to implement the annual diversity conference, climate surveys and awards programs, along with other initiatives of the council.

Laguerre-Brown is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Updated July 2010