Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (775) 784-4871
Fax: (775) 784-4305
Reg Chhen Stewart was named chief diversity officer in October 2013. Stewart brings 20 years of diversity leadership experience to the role. He joined the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996 and was named director of the University's Center for Student Cultural Diversity in 2003.
Stewart reports to President Johnson, serves on both the President's Council and Academic Leadership Council, and is the University's representative to the Nevada System of Higher Education Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council.
He holds doctoral and master's degrees in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a master's degree in counseling education and bachelor's degree in sociology from San Francisco State University. An Oakland, Calif., native with family roots in New Orleans, Stewart is the first person in his family to graduate from college. Through his membership in Alpha Phi Alpha, Stewart continues to mentor young men seeking to graduate from college and obtain graduate and professional degrees.
In 2011, he was named the University's director of diversity initiatives, a part-time role that allowed him to continue as director of the Center for Student Cultural Diversity. Prior to coming to Nevada, Stewart coordinated the alternative testing accommodations in the Disability Resource Center at San Francisco State University and was Upward Bound coordinator in the federally funded TRIO Program at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.
Stewart helped conceptualize and lead development of the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and its College Life 101, a comprehensive program aimed at improving student retention. College Life 101 was recently recognized as a 2013 Example of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education, a national non-profit organization that accelerates Latino student success in higher education. Earlier this year, College Life 101 was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national best practice program and in 2011 the program received a CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award.