Fatimah Stone, assistant general counsel at the University of Delaware, has been appointed interim director of the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), Alan Brangman, executive vice president and University treasurer, announced today. Her appointment was effective April 27.
Stone, who previously served as senior associate director of OEI, is filling in for Sue Groff, who is currently on leave.
“I am grateful to Fatimah Stone for taking on this interim assignment with our Office of Equity and Inclusion,” Alan Brangman, executive vice president and University treasurer. “Her extensive knowledge of the University and of the work of OEI, coupled with her experience in higher education human resources, will serve the University well. I look forward to working with her as she takes on this important task.”
During this assignment, Stone will continue to serve as the senior legal counsel for NIIMBL (the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals), a Manufacturing USA institute headquartered at UD and funded by the federal government to advance United States competitiveness in advanced manufacturing innovation.
Stone joined UD in 2015 as senior associate director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Before coming to Delaware, she served as a human resources consultant at the University of Notre Dame, where she was responsible for conducting staff investigations in response to employees’ discrimination and sexual harassment complaints filed with that university’s Office of Institutional Equity. Earlier, she was a transactional attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Stone earned her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh-Dickinson University and a law degree from Tulane Law School.