UWG Chief Diversity Officer


Dr. Yves-Rose Porcena joins the University of West Georgia with a wealth of leadership experience in higher education and public organizations. Most recently, she served as the Director of Georgia State University's three satellite centers. She was also the Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President of Georgia College and State University overseeing institutional diversity, equity, and compensation programs, a position she has held from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as director of equal opportunity at Tufts University, the executive director of Transition House and the Women's Educational Center in Cambridge, Mass, executive director of the City of Somerville Human Rights Commission, and a human rights fellow at Amnesty International.

Dr. Porcena holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Coles College of Business and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Education / Degrees

  • D.B.A., Management - Business Administration, Coles College of Business,
  • M.A., Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy,
  • B.A., Political Science/Economics, Emmanuel College,