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This dissertation extends the work of Williams and Wade-Golden (2007) who identified three archetypes or CDO configurations (i.e., collaborative officer model, unit-based model, and portfolio divisional model) in their national study of chief diversity officers. These configurations range from one-person office to multi-unit reporting structures, and illustrate how institutions can develop the CDO role. This study examined three CDO configurations and provides a deeper look into the capacity of each archetype.
The findings of this study demonstrate that colleges and universalities need to develop CDO configurations that are operationally equipped to fulfill the needs of the campus. This study identified specific strategies utilized by each CDO, and examined the implications of this strategies in the overall process of institutional transformation. The theoretical framework that guided this examination allowed the researcher to understand the organizational context of colleges and universities, situating the CDO at the center of a conversation that seeks to capitalize on the benefits of diversity in higher education.