In an e-mail sent to Georgetown Law accounts on Thursday afternoon, Dean William Treanor revealed the long-awaited hiring of the school’s first Director of Equity, Community and Inclusion (DEIC). The position was created “[i]n light of our mission to educate the whole person and our ongoing commitment to social justice and inclusiveness” and will be filled for the first time by Dr. Judith Perez Caro, Ph.D.
Dr. Perez Caro enters the position after a months-long job search. The position was posted online on Oct. 27, 2015, amidst a nationwide discussion on race and inclusion, especially on campuses including Georgetown Law.
Born and raised in the Bronx’s famous Co-Op City, Dr. Perez Caro is a third-generation Puerto Rican. She went on to attend Canisius College in Buffalo, NY for a degree in Communications. She went on to acquire an extensive background in sociology, having received a Master’s degree in higher education from Columbia’s Teacher’s College, concentrating in multicultural student development. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in sociology from Fordham University, concentrating in Diversity and Inequality as well as Latino Studies.