Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Archie Ervin is a nationally recognized expert on strategic planning and evaluation for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
Archie Ervin identifies institutional priorities, policies, programs, and initiatives that advance the Institute’s inclusive excellence agendas for faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Tech, where he has served as inaugural vice president for IDEI since 2010. Ervin is a founding member and former president (2016 – 2020) of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the largest professional association of higher education chief diversity officers representing more than 250 colleges and universities. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Tech, Ervin served as associate provost and chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1999 to 2010. In addition to regularly presenting at national conferences on institutional diversity, Ervin provides consulting to higher education institutions and private sector organizations on diversity climate assessments.
News and Recent Appearances
Event Marks History While Embracing the Future
Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Gets To Work
Georgia Tech to honor pioneering black students
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
“When we thought about Georgia Tech’s progression of becoming a more diverse institution, and as we look to build upon our past, we wanted to honor them in a way that showed their courage and what they meant to the Institute,” said Archie Ervin, vice president of diversity at the school. “They changed the course of this great university.”
Georgia Tech Honors First Black Students With Sculptures
Georgia Tech unveiled two bronze sculptures. They honor the first black students who attended the Institute.
Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults
The New York Times