Office of Inclusion and Equity

The Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) is responsible for leading and advancing NYUAD's implementation of practices and programs that foster inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity in the workplace. It primarily serves faculty, staff, academic support, post-doctoral, and research employees.  The OIE provides leadership, consultation and programming to strengthen policies and structures and collaborats with various stakeholders to help NYUAD become a more diverse and inclusive institution.  The OIE reports to the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Leader Profile

Fatiah Touray
Executive Director of Inclusion and Equity

Fatiah Touray, Esq.’s unique blend of legal expertise, education, and inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access/accessibility (IDBEA) leadership make her an invaluable asset to NYU Abu Dhabi and the wider higher education community. 

As the Executive Director for Inclusion and Equity at NYU Abu Dhabi, she leads the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that promote a more inclusive and diverse campus environment. Fatiah collaborates closely with the Office of the Provost, Spiritual Life, Intercultural Education, and Conflict Transformation (SLICECT), and students, faculty, and staff. She brings extensive leadership experience in higher education, complemented by her non-profit work, and training as a lawyer and classroom teacher. 

Fatiah comes to NYU Abu Dhabi from Sarah Lawrence College where she was the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Special Assistant to the President. Previously, she was the Assistant Dean of Diversity and International Advising and the Director of the Academic Achievement Program at the College of Arts and Science at NYU. 

Fatiah's academic achievements include a BA with Honors in Journalism and Africana Studies from NYU, a Master of Science in Education from The City University of New York - Brooklyn College, and a JD from Howard University School of Law. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, consistently advocating for marginalized communities and fostering a culture of inclusion.

Key People

Hasan Johnson

Head of Training and Education for Inclusion and Equity

Sarah Alzaabi

Assistant Director, Inclusion and Equity