Charles (Chas) Lopez

Charles (Chas) Lopez is currently the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, at Earthjustice.  Lopez is  part of the senior leadership team, reporting directly to Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen.

Lopez previously served as interim Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Portland State University, where he provided programmatic leadership to improve the experience of all students, faculty and staff, as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and university policies to provide a welcoming and inclusive learning and work environment.

Lopez earned his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law.  He brings 10 years of change-management and leadership experience in large-scale, complex organizations such as academic medical centers and higher education institutions. He will guide a comprehensive, integrated organization-wide strategy to reinforce diversity, equity and inclusion as key organizational priorities in the work of every department.

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