Fanta Aw is Vice President of Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence at American University in Washington, D.C, providing leadership for 15 departments in Campus Life. Aw has a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in social stratification and has spent 25 years in higher education administration. Aw is responsible for leading, coordinating, monitoring, and assessing institutional work related to AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, she advises university leadership on matters related to campus issues of inclusion, diversity and equity, and student engagement. Aw is also the School of International Service’s Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, teaching graduate courses related to immigration, internationalization of higher education, and international higher education policy.