Shontay Delalue is a higher education administrator and scholar with extensive experience working on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and global relations. In July 2021, she was appointed as the inaugural Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer at Dartmouth College overseeing the division of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE). Reporting to the President and serving on the senior leadership team, she is a thought partner and subject matter expert responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating Dartmouth's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as well as overseeing compliance programming related to civil rights. Under her leadership, in 2022 the IDE team launched a 3-year diversity and inclusion plan: Toward Equity. She holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in African and African American Studies and teaches a course in the residential Master of Public Health program at the Geisel School of Medicine.
Prior to Dartmouth, Dr. Delalue served as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University overseeing their $165 million DEI strategy plan: Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion. In her career, she has worked in admissions, advising, counseling as well as international and multicultural affairs in the states of Maine, Alaska and Rhode Island.
Shontay Delalue hails from New Jersey and is a proud first-generation college graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication and a Master of Education both from the University of Maine. She attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and earned a Ph.D. in Education through a joint program of the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College where her doctoral work used critical race theory to explore the dichotomy that arises for African and Caribbean students who are racialized in a U.S. context.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves as a member of the University of Maine Board of Visitors, the Community Preparatory School's Board of Trustees, the TIAA national Inclusion & Diversity Council, a newly appointed TIAA Institute Fellow, and a Commissioner for the New England Commission of Higher Education. She has traveled to 47 U.S. states and over 20+ countries on six continents always considering the ways in which local and global phenomenon impact our socialization and how we navigate the world around us.