Dr. Addison Reid new director of diversity at Lesley

Barbara J. Addison Reid (Ed.D. 1992) was recently named to the position of director of diversity and affirmative action at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. She previously served as the Executive Director of Human Resources at Bentley College, where she also taught graduate courses in Human Resource Management. At Bentley, she and colleagues developed a recruitment protocol to increase fairness in hiring, particularly for women and people of color, and presented a paper on a 13-year assessment of Bentley’s Diversity initiative at the International Conference on Diversity in Beijing, China.

Before joining Bentley in 1994, Dr. Reid served in personnel and human resource management positions at Automatic Data Processing Inc. for the New England Region in Waltham, at Tufts University in Medford and Harvard University in Cambridge. She received a Master of Education degree in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1974, both from Northeastern. She lives in Burlington, Mass.