President Janis P. Bellack announced today that Marc A. Nivet, EdD, Chief Diversity Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, will deliver the keynote address at the MGH Institute's 31st Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Dr. Nivet is known for creating innovative collaborations that have been recognized nationally as models of success. His work has focused on leveraging diversity as a driver of educational excellence, eliminating racial disparities in health care, and creating best practices for increasing minority enrollment in health professions schools.
Previously, Dr. Nivet served as the Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer for the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation in New York City, which supports programs designed to improve the education of health professionals in the interest of the health of the public. Prior to that, Dr. Nivet held positions as Director of State Outreach at the philanthropic Sallie Mae Fund, Associate Executive Director of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, and Director of the Office of Minority Affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Nivet received his undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Southern Connecticut State University and Master of Science degree in Higher Education/Student Development from Long Island University. He earned his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Education.
A fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Dr. Nivet is a past president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc., which presented him with its Outstanding Service Award in 2006. He was awarded the Riland Medal for Community Advocacy from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. Dr. Nivet currently serves on several non-profit boards and committees and is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in New York.