Kedrick Perry

Kedrick Perry, Ed.D.

Kedrick Perry

Kedrick Perry is chief equity officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is committed to providing operational leadership and strategic planning that promotes access and opportunity at the Broad. Perry brings to the role experience creating cross-functional teams, using large data sets, and recruiting and retaining top diverse talent to drive growth and innovation.

Perry was previously vice president for equity and inclusion at Loyola University New Orleans, where he led all efforts to support and sustain inclusive excellence in every aspect of the university. Before Loyola, he was head of diversity and outreach in the National Science Foundation’s Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science and executive director of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was director of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Suffolk University in Boston, where he prepared underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income undergraduate students for graduate study. Prior to Suffolk University, he worked in the Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs at the University of Virginia, where he was committed to the recruitment, retention, mentoring, and graduation of a highly talented and diverse graduate student population.

Perry received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia, where he studied logic modeling and academic motivation. He also has a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

September 2023