Borough Manhattan Community College/City University of New York welcomes Odelia Levy as its Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President.
Prior to BMCC, Ms. Levy served as the Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of General Counsel. In her role, Ms. Levy served as the senior legal advisor in areas of law, compliance, and policy matters in the employment, EEO enforcement, diversity, Title IX, and privacy realm.
BMCC President Antonio Pérez said, “Odelia has diversity experience both in private and public sectors that make her a strong addition to our institution.”
“BMCC has a very diverse student population and it is ahead of the curve when it comes to managing diversity issues,” said Ms. Levy. “The law is evolving in such a rapid rate. It’s important for institutions to be aware of these changes and this is what attracts me to this type of work.”
Ms. Levy worked as an Employment Associate with Sills Cummis & Gross, in Newark, where she provided counsel and investigated allegations of discrimination and prepared position statements for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission submission. Ms. Levy also served as an Affirmative Action/Employee Associate with Jackson Lewis, LLP in Melville, NY.
Ms. Levy graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Brandeis University; and earned her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where she was a Carswell Merit Scholar.