Diversity Straight Up Podcast: Maurice Nelson of Sacred Heart University

Today’s guest on Diversity Straight Up is Maurice Nelson, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Sacred Heart University.

Anthony and Sarika talk with Maurice about the unique work of serving as an advocate for social justice and DEI in a religious institution, how his “non-negotiable values” informed his position to take on the job, how they’re dramatically increased enrollment in a short period of time, how he navigates a unique working relationship with his boss, and much more.

Diversity Straight Up is a Corridor Media Group podcast sponsored by ACT, Alliant Energy, and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

About the hosts:

Sarika Bhakta, CDE, is the President of Nikeya Diversity Consulting and was born in Gujarat, India. As a coach, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author, she empowers people/organizations to leverage diversity as an asset via equity, inclusion, and engagement solutions to transform culture. She has over 25 years of experience supporting global industries, executives, and workforce populations to increase their cultural competency. She also co-authored “Power Up, Super Women”.

Anthony Arrington, CDE, CDF is cofounder and managing partner with Top RANK, a professional/executive search & diversity consulting firm.  He is a Certified Diversity Executive and Certified Diversity Facilitator with over 25 years of leadership, training, and consulting experience across multiple industries. Anthony helps organizations uncover root issues and transform mindsets around the value of DEI&B.