Provost’s office adds director of faculty diversity and development

The Office of the Provost has created a new position — director of faculty diversity and development — who will be under Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development John Wallace.

Lorie Johnson-Osho started Dec. 7 in the new role. She’ll be in charge of developing and promoting programming to support professional development for Pitt faculty, according to a news release.

Johnson-Osho currently is the inaugural president of the Greater Pittsburgh Higher Education Diversity Consortium and is a member of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Pittsburgh Intergroup Dialogue and other organizations. She comes to Pitt from Grove City College, where she was an assistant professor in the education department. 

She also spent 10 years in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Studies, from 2000-2010, srving as assistant dean and academic integrity officer.

In this new role, Johnson-Osho develop new programming for faculty professional development, manage and improve existing development programs and will create programming that will support community building and skill, leadership, mentoring and networking development.

She’ll also work with faculty members and faculty leaders and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. 

“I am excited to have Dr. Johnson-Osho join our team,” Wallace said in the news release. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable as we support Pitt’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution and move forward our focus on inclusive excellence through the Aspire Alliance and other upcoming initiatives.”