Richard Delewsky

Associate Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion Programs


Rich is the Associate Director for Student Diversity & Inclusion Programs at the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Harris.    

Rich brings over 15 years of experience within higher education leadership in student services, student affairs, and career services roles. Outside of higher education, Rich has also leveraged a passion for D&I and meaningful impact to facilitate the development of workplace identity groups, nationwide D&I initiative/program rollouts, civic engagement programs, and inclusive training pedagogy within corporate environments. Through a diverse industry and global perspective, his work in these sectors enabled him to develop a strong commitment to D&I, especially in his influence and support for companies/organizations seeking to explore developing meaningful and informed D&I programs and initiatives.

Rich holds a M.S. in international intercultural education and a B.A. in international relations with a certificate in middle east and south Asian studies from Florida International University. He also studied abroad in the United Kingdom at Kingston University, where he focused on international relations and Black & Asian British cultural studies through the lens of media and policy studies.  

In his free time, you can find Rich running the Lake Shore Trail, cooking dishes from around the globe with his husband, 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 both academic and career readiness.