Lorraine Lopez-Janove (She/her/hers)
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Lorraine Lopez-Janove previously served as the joint chief diversity officer for SUNY Orange, SUNY Sullivan and SUNY Ulster community college campuses. At those three campuses, she provided leadership and guidance in the delivery of a comprehensive range of programs and services promoting a culture of inclusive excellence. She was a member of the president’s cabinet at those institutions, participating in all aspects of institutional planning and assisting each college in its efforts to meet the needs of diverse student, faculty and staff populations.
Prior to her time with the SUNY community colleges, Lopez-Janove served as executive director of the Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County, giving her a unique perspective on the value of working with local agencies and organizations to foster mutual understanding and collaboration among diverse groups in a larger community. Her pivotal experiences include working with the New York State Education Department while at New York University to investigate and address the disproportionality of students of color in special education in schools across the state. She also has experience as an educator and administrator through Orange-Ulster BOCES.
Lopez-Janove holds certifications in Affirmative Action, Title IX and Conflict Resolution and brings a broad array of rich experiences related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Lopez-Janove attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she earned both a B.A. in social work and a master’s in public administration.
Charlotte Wade (she/they) Assistant Diversity Officer
Charlotte Wade joined the SUNY Cortland community as Assistant Diversity Officer in September 2023. Prior to this role, Wade served as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for LGBTQ+ Life at SUNY Geneseo. Wade holds an AA in Liberal Arts from Cottey College, a BA in Gender Studies from Mount Holyoke College, and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Their master's thesis explored racism in academic advising environments. Wade has worked in a variety of higher education areas, including disability services, civic engagement, and multicultural life.
Ann Erxleben (She/her/hers)