NY Law School appoints Paula Edgar as its first chief diversity officer
Paula Edgar has been appointed as New York Law School’s (NYLS) chief diversity officer, Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell announced. She is the inaugural holder of this position.
As chief diversity officer, Edgar will work closely with Dean Crowell and the whole NYLS community to develop a comprehensive diversity plan, including recruitment, retention and support programs, as well as strategies to aid student professional development and intercultural competence. Edgar will collaborate with faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni and other members of the legal profession in this mission.
Among her duties, Edgar will work with the NYLS Admissions team to develop strategies to increase the number of applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. In addition to focusing on individuals of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, Edgar will be responsible for developing outreach programs and enhancing existing initiatives for veterans and active military members, the LGBTQ community, and other groups who have been historically underrepresented in the profession.
Edgar, a graduate of City University of New York School of Law, chairs the New York City Bar’s Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee and is a member of the Minorities in the Profession Committee.