Ivy Tech hires executive to promote school's diversity campaign

Doneisha Posey (WTHR photo/Steve Jefferson)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - One of Indiana's fastest growing colleges just created a new position to help continue its statewide campaign in diversity.

Ivy Tech Community College named its first-ever Executive Director of Employee Diversity, Equity and Belonging. Doneisha Posey will make sure all Ivy Tech employees across Indiana experience a fair working environment that promotes diversity.

Posey is no stranger to civil rights and equality. Prior to Ivy Tech, Posey served as deputy director and general counsel of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. She also serves as an adjunct law professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law where she teaches Housing Discrimination and Segregation as well as Race and the Law.

Posey’s career includes serving as legal advisor for the Governor’s Commission on Minority and Women Business Enterprises, administrative law judge at the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and as an immigration litigation attorney in private practice.

“Coming here to Ivy Tech to be on the preventative side of things and helping people understand what their role is in creating an environment that is diverse, equitable with a strong sense of belonging is what's important to me," Posey said.

Posey graduated from the IU Robert McKinney School of Law and holds a bachelors degree in Spanish along with a minor in Political Science and Global Studies from Marian University. The Indianapolis native has been on the job three weeks and has already dived into her history making role at Ivy Tech College.