LaVar J. Charleston

Position title: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer

Headshot for Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion LaVar J. Charleston

Dr. LaVar J. Charleston provides overall leadership for the university’s efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and successful learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university partners. A Badger alumnus from Detroit, he most recently served as the inaugural associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the UW School of Education, where he is a clinical professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA).