Gariot P. Louima has been named Earlham College’s first associate vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives.
Louima is currently the vice president for enrollment and student success at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He will begin his new role on Monday, Oct. 25.
In this newly created role, Louima will advance strategic initiatives that widen the path to an Earlham education and build upon the College’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including the implementation of a comprehensive DEI action plan.
With decades of leadership experience in higher education, Louima brings added expertise to Earlham in the areas of fundraising, marketing and communications, enrollment management and teaching. Before being promoted into his current role, he served as Antioch’s dean of admission and external relations, chief communications officer and was the founding coordinator of the College’s Writing Institute.
He also served in several leadership roles at Goddard College, was editorial director at Miami Dade College and was an editor at Nova Southeastern University.
Prior to working in higher education, he was a journalist at some of nation’s most respected newspapers, including The Palm Beach Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and The Times-Picayune.
The son of Haitian immigrants, Louima was born in the Bahamas and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Union Institute and University; an M.F.A. in writing and literature from Bennington College Writing Seminars; an M.S. in management from Nova Southeastern University; and a B.S. in communication from the University of Miami.