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CPB Names a DEI Leader

Dr. Stephen Wilkins is responsible to “advance a culture grounded in CPB’s commitment to collaboration, teamwork and DEI”

Stephen Wilkins, Corporation for Public BroadcastingCPB now has an executive whose job is to assure diversity and inclusion in its HR process.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting named Dr. Stephen Wilkins as senior vice president of human resources and diversity, equity and inclusion, what has become known as DEI in organizational circles. He will start Dec. 6.

“In this new position, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of a human resources strategy that builds on CPB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” the organization stated.

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He will report to President/CEO Patricia Harrison. She praised Wilkins for his “organizational leadership, academic training and operational skills that will enable him to work with leaders and staff across the organization to advance a culture grounded in CPB’s commitment to collaboration, teamwork and DEI.”

Wilkins was chief human resources officer and then chief of staff at Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Va. “During the pandemic, he served on the senior leadership team that restructured the organization, recruited diverse leaders for schools and departments, and developed the division’s five-year strategic plan focused on equity and inclusion.”

Earlier he was on the Pentagon staff and served on the faculty at West Point as an assistant professor of political science. CPB said he “speaks fluent Spanish and has worked in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Canada.”

He has degrees from West Point, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the senior service college at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., as well as a doctorate in administration and leadership from the Richard W. Riley College of Education at Walden University.

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