Dr. Reginald Chhen Stewart brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). The CDO serves as the University of Nevada’s executive level diversity and inclusion strategist. Reporting directly to the President, the CDO works jointly with the three major units of the university; Academic Affairs, Student Services and Administration and Finance and collaborates with departments across the institution to achieve the diversity, equity and inclusion mission of the university.
“Dr. Reg” as his students call him, conceptualized and implemented the nationally recognized student retention program College life 101 (CL101) at the University of Nevada, Reno that received the 2011 Excellence in Innovation Award from the College Board as one of the top six programs of its kind in the country. As a 2013 Excelenica in Education program finalist, CL 101 was one of 18 programs (out of 165 nominations) to be honored in October in Washington DC for strong evidence-based outcomes increasing Latino student success as reviewed by an expert committee. Also, Dr. Stewart’s CL101 program was granted United States Department of Education “Closing the Achievement Gap” best practice recognition.
He is married to Lee Chhen Stewart who holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, and they are the parents of two.