Indiana gets its first Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Officer

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb announced Friday that Karrah Herring will be Indiana’s first-ever Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Officer. She begins her fight for racial equality in February of 2021.

Currently, Herring works as the Director of Public Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

From 2014 to 2018, she also served on the University’s HR team as the Director of the Office of Industrial Equity and Title IX Coordinator.

“My goal is to better build diversity and foster an inclusive environment within state government and the services we provide so every Hoosier can take full advantage of their gifts and potential,” Gov. Holcomb said.

This new position will focus on diversifying state government operations and making systemic changes to government workplaces and services.

“This is an incredible opportunity to drive cultural change across state government workplaces and essential state services by increasing equity and inclusion,” Herring said.

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