Dr. Paul Buckley, vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, spearheads efforts to make the center’s science and culture more inclusive and diverse. He came to the Hutch in 2020 from Colorado College, where in 2014 he was the inaugural director of the Butler Center, created to lead the college’s efforts in building a just and inclusive community. Prior to that, he served as assistant dean of undergraduate students at Dartmouth College.
He brings a track record of success in building diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs, a background in academia and a deep knowledge of DEI topics — he holds a doctorate in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University, where he engaged DEI work for a decade. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/African American studies and master of science degree in educational administration and policy studies from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
“Cures start here, and cures start with a culture that fosters innovation, an inclusive culture that responds to diverse experiences and diverse expressions of disease,” he said. “Diversity, equity and inclusion work is critical to the mission of Fred Hutch.”