Kendra Dunbar

Kendra is the vice president of equity, diversity, and inclusion and joined the NVFS community in August 2022. Previously, Kendra served as the assistant director for equity and inclusion at Fordham University, where she worked alongside the chief diversity officer to deepen Fordham’s institutional commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus environment.  Kendra focused on strengthening students’ sense of belonging, enhancing campus discourse, and advancing the development of a university-wide strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

 Kendra is a Maryland native, committed to equity, peacebuilding, racial justice, and the transformation of communities through education, engagement, and leadership formation. She brings approximately 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, human rights, social justice education, and strategic planning to her role. Kendra has extensive domestic and international experience, having worked with communities and institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. Kendra received a bachelor of arts degree from Williams College, a master of divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a master’s of science degree in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University Maryland.