University at Buffalo

Raechele L. Pope (She/Her/Hers)

Raechele L. Pope

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer



Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Administration/Management; Cultural Competence and Humility; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Leadership; Multicultural Competence; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Social Justice; Organizational Change

Contact Information
468 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1098

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Professional Summary:

My scholarship interests, research, and publications generally focus on a social and organizational analysis of equity, access, inclusion, and engagement. I examine the components of a multicultural environments and the necessary, concrete strategies, competencies, evaluation, and practices to create and maintain such campus environments. Specifically, my scholarship focuses on understanding and re-examining the core assumptions, theories, and organizational structures and practices of student affairs. My scholarship has challenged (a) the assumptions of how the field defines professional competence and efficacious practice, (b) the nature of traditional planned change strategies used in student affairs, and (c) the relevance of student development theories for students of color.

Education and Training:
  • EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Student Personnel Services
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Political Science
Recent Presentations:
  • Pope, R. L. & Ng, J. (2021, December). Becoming a DEI Administrator. ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) Academic Leadership Workshop [Virtual].;
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Board, SUNY Press
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Reviewer
Professional Service:
  • ACPA Senior Scholar Executive Board

Contact Information

468 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1098

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