Chief diversity officers (CDOs) are tasked with balancing demands surrounding diversity and inclusion, and they also navigate complex challenges related to institutions' constituents. But CDOs also face a number of challenges as they embrace their growing roles on campus.

In a new report, 81 CDOs, primarily from higher ed with input from CDOs in academic medicine and healthcare, offer input on the challenges they face, along with expectations and keys to success during the critical first year.

The Critical First Year: What New Chief Diversity Officers Need to Succeed, a study published today by Witt/Kieffer, finds that success for higher-ed...

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