John H. Dozier

John H. Dozier

Institute Community & Equity Officer

John Dozier is the Institute Community & Equity Officer for MIT. Originally from
Columbia, South Carolina, Dozier is the former president of Kennedy-King College in
the Chicago community college system, where he was also vice president of academic
and student affairs for Wilbur Wright College and served as chief information officer for the college system. He joined the University of South Carolina in 2013 and served as its inaugural chief
diversity officer and senior associate provost for inclusion while coordinating activities
for community engagement and service-learning.

As MIT’s Institute Community & Equity Officer, Dozier reports to the Provost and serves
as both a coordinator and hands-on practitioner of best practices in community, equity,
inclusion, and diversity for the Institute. He is both a thought leader and a focal point for
helping organize MIT programs and activities. In the summer of 2020, he was tasked to
launch an Institute-wide strategic planning process for improving diversity, equity, and
inclusion at MIT. This plan formally launched in September 2022.