Institutional equity and diversity at Brown is led by OIED. The office works with partners across campus to promote and sustain diversity and inclusion initiatives. OIED also oversees the Title IX and Gender Equity Office as well as unlawful discrimination and harassment based on a protected class.
You may reach the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity by calling (401) 863-2216 or by emailing [email protected].
You may reach the Title IX and Gender Equity Office by calling (401) 863-2386.
Shontay Delalue, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity (VPIED)
Lawrence Angelo, Institutional Equity Officer
Rene Davis, Title IX Program Officer
Juana De Los Santos, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Tim Harrigan, Equity and Diversity Data Analyst
Jeana Horton, Institutional Equity Investigator
Rowan McKenna, Administrative Coordinator for Equity & Diversity, Title IX & Gender Equity
Chloe Poston, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Susan Vieira, Executive Assistant
Alyssia Coates, Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion, Advancement/Development
Maria Fontes, Custodial Shift Assistant, Facilities Management
Dr. Shontay Delalue is a higher education administrator and scholar with extensive experience working on issues of diversity and inclusion. She was appointed as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity on December 1, 2017. In her role, she will provide strategic direction for a wide range of programs and initiatives to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment at Brown, coordinate educational and training efforts, measure and report on progress, oversee compliance, and investigate complaints.
Dr. Shontay Delalue has worked in a variety of roles during her career, including admissions, advising, international and multicultural affairs. She managed the recruitment of students from historically underrepresented groups at the University of Maine. From there, she joined the University of Alaska Southeast, where among many responsibilities she directed admissions and the dual enrollment program. Later, she was a counselor at the Met High School in Providence and then director of the Intercultural Center at Bryant University, where she was also an adjunct instructor in the sociology and psychology departments.
Dr. Shontay Delalue holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education from the University of Maine and attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education. She earned her Ph.D. in education through a joint program at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. Her doctoral work used critical race theory to explore the dichotomy for African and Caribbean students who are racialized within a U.S. context.
Lawrence Angelo is an Institutional Equity Officer for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. As an Institutional Equity Officer, he is responsible for investigating complaints filed under Brown University’s Discrimination and Harassment and Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policies.
Lawrence Angelo is a civil rights investigator with thirteen years of experience working for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he most recently served as the Lead Systemic Investigator in the agency's Boston Area Office. While at the EEOC, Lawrence investigated many high-profile cases that resulted in large monetary settlements and significant equitable relief.
Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Rene Davis was appointed the Title IX Program Officer on July 17, 2017. Before joining the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, she has served in various positions at Mount Holyoke and the University of North Carolina School for the Arts. As Title IX Programs Officer, her responsibilities include managing compliance with federal gender-based anti-discrimination law, which establishes standards for college and University campuses concerning sexual and gender-based violence. Davis also works closely with the deputy Title IX coordinators and investigators, the vice president for campus life, the vice president and general counsel, the dean of the College and other community members, in order to realize effective efforts in prevention, policy development, and resolution processes.
At Mount Holyoke, Davis served as the Dean of Students and Associate Dean of the College, as well as the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. She was also responsible for special projects for the president and was appointed as associate director to the office of student success and advising. Davis was instrumental in several strategic initiatives at Mount Holyoke, including the construction of a new residence hall, construction of a new student center, and a campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. She worked with the Office of Civil Rights on the resolution process of complaints filed against the College.
Before entering work in higher education, Davis was an administrator, volunteer coordinator, and representative for Womanshelter/Compañera, a battered women’s shelter in Holyoke (Mass). She was also a teen mentor for Girls, Inc. of Holyoke (Mass.). Davis earned her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s in Higher Education Administration from BayPath University.