About the Partnerships

Partnership starts with People.

Focus Areas:

  • Access and Equity - making Wellesley exemplary and innovative in all areas of recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff, and attracting, retaining, and engaging of a diverse community of students and alumnae.
  • Institutional Advancement of Diversity and Inclusion - enriching the intellectual community at Wellesley by enhancing diversity and inclusion content in courses, programs, and experiences across academic programs and co-curricular experiences.
  • Campus Climate - developing a campus climate in which all campus members are fully engaged, where issues of inclusion are addressed, and where the values of diversity and inclusion are seen as essential for excellence in teaching, learning, and working for all members of the Wellesley College community.
  • Community Learning and Leadership - increasing the capacity for equitable scholarship and leadership by equipping community members with tools for citizenship within a diverse and inclusive community.

Core Values

  • Partnership – We seek success in our work through collaborative partnerships and community engagement.
  • Leadership – We strengthen inclusive leadership capacity in an increasingly diverse Wellesley.
  • Inquisitiveness – We engage our work with curiosity, flexibility, and self-reflection.
  • Synergy – We respect and value individual differences, and cultivate opportunities for connection and cooperation.
  • Accountability – We model accountability through ongoing assessment and transparency in our processes and actions.


The Partnerships is coordinated by Robbin Chapman, the associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion; Robin Cook-Nobles, the director of the Counseling Service and interim director of the Office of Intercultural Education; and Carolyn Slaboden, the assistant vice president for human resources and equal opportunity.


We'd love to hear from you!  Contact us at partnerships@wellesley.edu



Robbin Chapman
Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion



Robin Cook-Nobles
Director of the Counseling Service and Interim Director of the Office of Intercultural Education




Carolyn Slaboden

Carolyn Slaboden
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity