Nada M. Llewellyn, Esq. serves as Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Llewellyn joined the Office of General Counsel as Associate General Counsel in June 2005, and was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in June 2014. She assumed the roles of Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Human Resources in August 2016, and leadership of the Office of Equity and Inclusion in July 2018.
Ms. Llewellyn, in collaboration with the President and Provost, is charged with the strategic leadership of institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. As Chief Diversity Officer, she advises senior leadership and leads strategic equity planning efforts that advance the University’s mission and vision and collaborates with key University stakeholders to develop and deploy initiatives that contribute to the achievement of equity-related goals. Together with Dr. Manouchkathe Casssagnol, she chairs the university’s Equity and Inclusion Council. As Associate Vice President for Human Resources, her responsibilities include oversight for all employee benefits, compensation, payroll, student employment, training, and EEO/Title IX programs.
In her role as Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Llewellyn provides advice and counsel regarding University legal and compliance issues, serves as the lead attorney for all of the University’s material, corporate transactions and provides pertinent information and guidance on applicable law, compliance regimes and University policies and procedures.
Mrs. Llewellyn is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School. She served as a member of the University of Michigan Law Review. Prior to coming to St. John’s Mrs. Llewellyn was a corporate associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, specializing in financing transactions and private investment funds.