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Michelle Hoereth

Michelle Hoereth

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Michelle Hoereth currently serves as the Assistant Dean for  Diversity and Inclusion at Harris Public Policy. Michelle comes to Harris with 20 years of experience in urban policy and development. With an extensive career working for regional and national nonprofits, her depth and breadth of knowledge span across many sectors, including community development, urban education, and healthcare. Her work in these spaces has allowed her to deepen her commitment to diversity and inclusion while working toward equitable solutions for people and communities in greatest need. At Harris, Michelle is responsible for launching new diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, managing existing programs, and working directly with Harris Student Organizations.

Michelle has been a practitioner, a researcher, and an instructor. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in policy studies in urban education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, currently conducting research that looks deeply at the intersection of urban and education policy in the city of Chicago. She has taught several policy courses, and she has managed service-learning and AmeriCorps programs.

Michelle has an MA in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers University, an MEd in educational policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BA in economics from Howard University.

To learn more of Michelle's story, read "Michelle Hoereth Puts Diversity at the Forefront."


Richard Delewsky

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Richard Delewsky

Rich brings over seven years of experience within higher education, in student services, student affairs, and career services. He has additionally leveraged a passion for marketing and communication, leading to further career experience in retail and robotics. Rich earned his M.S. in International Intercultural Education, with a specialization in cross-cultural communication and a B.A. in International Relations, with a certificate in the Middle East and South Asian Studies from Florida International University. In his free time, you can find Rich running the Lake Shore Trail, cooking dishes from around the globe, and using every opportunity to speak and learn different languages. Rich strives to assist students and organizations to navigate the often complex and delicate intersections of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the pursuit of career readiness.