Karrah Herring has been named Indiana’s first-ever chief equity, inclusion and opportunity officer. She has served as director of public affairs for the University of Notre Dame where she has worked since 2011.

From 2014 until 2018, Herring served on the university’s human resource’s senior leadership team as director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator. In this role, she provided oversight and support of the university’s efforts to comply with federal and state civil rights laws related to policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Herring created Notre Dame’s affirmative action plans, had oversight of employee disability compliance for the campus and oversaw workplace investigations falling under Title VII and Title IX.

Herring earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and her law degree from Valparaiso University.

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