Crystal McCormick Ware

Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Crystal McCormick WareCrystal McCormick Ware was named Duquesne's first Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion effective Jan. 5, 2022.

McCormick Ware previously was director of diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh Library System for 17 years, during which she was responsible for more than 250 faculty, staff and students on five campuses, including four regional campus libraries. She also developed diversity programming and training and led University Library System-driven diversity efforts throughout the larger academic community.

Her prior roles include serving as director and a field instructor with the University Community Career Development Partnership Project at Pitt's School of Social Work and as executive director of Pittsburgh's Urban Youth Action, Inc. McCormick Ware started her career at Duquesne, working in admissions and coordinating multicultural programs.

A founding member of the Greater Pittsburgh Higher Education Diversity Consortium, McCormick Ware also has provided diversity and inclusion training to Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Service Divisions, the Junior League of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Diversity Council, the National School Nutrition Association and other not-for-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh region.

In addition to several certifications related to diversity, equity and inclusion, McCormick Ware has a bachelor's and master's degree from Duquesne and is a past member of the University's Alumni Board of Governors.