Lisette Garcia, Ph.D.
Lisette Garcia, Ph.D., is Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Penn State University. Previously, Dr. Garcia was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a Washington D.C. non-profit that works with Fortune 500 companies to develop and evaluate their Hispanic inclusion strategies for talent, suppliers, and corporate leadership. A trained researcher with degrees from The Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and Penn State, Garcia has dedicated her career to exploring educational and employment issues within the realm of corporate social responsibility, discrimination, and diversity and inclusion. Garcia has published several articles on employment discrimination and Latino educational attainment in scholarly journals. Garcia also serves on the board of directors for Collegiate Directions Inc. and currently chairs the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Southern Sociological Society.