Dear Loggers,

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, who joins us as Puget Sound’s inaugural vice president for institutional equity and diversity on Thursday, July 1. We will plan an official welcome reception for her in the early fall, and I know she looks forward to getting to know her fellow Loggers over the summer.

As we’ve discussed, the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism is work we must continue to do together. Dr. Hernandez Jarvis is charged with helping to coordinate our collective approach to creating an environment of broad inclusion, and engaging and supporting the considerable expertise that exists on our campus and in our community.

She will work out of Howarth Hall, along with colleagues in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Intercultural Engagement, and Access Programs, and can be reached at


Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D. | President