Gariot Louima has been named Earlham College’s first associate vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives. He most recently served as vice president for enrollment and student success at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
In this newly-created role, Louima has decades of leadership experience in higher education, in the areas of fundraising, marketing and communications, enrollment management and teaching. Before being promoted into his current role, he served as Antioch’s dean of admission and external relations, chief communications officer and was the founding coordinator of the College’s Writing Institute.
He also served in several leadership roles at Goddard College, was editorial director at Miami Dade College and was an editor at Nova Southeastern University.
Prior to working in higher education, he was a journalist at some of nation’s most respected newspapers, including The Palm Beach Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and The Times-Picayune.
The son of Haitian immigrants, Louima was born in the Bahamas and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Union Institute and University; an M.F.A. in writing and literature from Bennington College Writing Seminars; an M.S. in management from Nova Southeastern University; and a B.S. in communication from the University of Miami.