Josefina Landrieu, Ph.D. serves as vice president of equity and inclusion at Metropolitan State University. Previously she served at Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion. From 2015 until 2017, she served as the director for equity assessment; in early 2018 she transitioned to the assistant chief diversity officer role for the system. She provides leadership and support to advance the review of policies, procedures and processes impacting inclusion and equity throughout the Minnesota State system as well as expertise and consultation for complex diversity and inclusion issues.
Before joining Minnesota State, Dr. Landrieu held a statewide role as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Youth Development. Her work and scholarship strive to ensure positive learning environments for students in higher education. As an innovative, creative problem solver and change leader Dr. Landrieu is focused on the changes needed in organizational structures, policies and culture in order to serve an ever-changing student body.
Dr. Landrieu has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in organizational leadership and policy development from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.