James Page

  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
  • Training and Development
  • Talent Management & Acquisition
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Employee Engagement & Satisfaction
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Executive Coaching
  • Redesign of Organizations Focused on Meeting Business Objectives

James E. Page Jr. is a nationally recognized leader in advancing diversity and institutional engagement in both higher education and at Fortune 500 companies. An engineer by training, he brings an analytic, quantifiable approach to diversity and inclusion, designing programs that foster employee engagement, boost productivity and yield tangible returns on investment while furthering the goals of equity and mutual understanding. His 20-year career includes roles in human resources, government relations, technology, community engagement and health care. He has held senior positions at Dell, Inc. and DAVITA as well as at Johns Hopkins, Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


James most recently served as vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University where he led the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. At Vanderbilt, he partnered with the chancellor and other senior leaders to support and advance best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion.


Previously, James was vice president and chief diversity officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine. During his tenure, the organization was named to Forbes list of America’s best employers for diversity and saw significant progress, including an increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions from 44 to 55 percent, the launch of the Center for Transgender Health and a marked statistical improvement of employee engagement and positive diversity perspectives. As a result of his leadership, Johns Hopkins Medicine received the 2017 Innovations in Diversity and Inclusion award from Profiles in Diversity Journal, which also awarded James its 2018 Diversity Leader Award. James also was recognized with the 2017 Senior Executive award from the National Association of Healthcare Executives and the National Diversity Council’s Diversity Champion award.


During more than a decade at Dell, James led the company’s global diversity, global ethics, compliance and privacy organizations. This work included leading the development and strategic operations of a global multinational program and the creation and implementation of strategies to address the changing business landscape for Dell’s operations in the United States and in 116 other countries in the wake of the Enron ethics scandals and key Supreme Court decisions.


James served for eight years on the Corporate Advisory Committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C., and on the Disparities in Health Care Subcommittee. He was appointed to then-Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell’s Workforce Investment Board Leadership Council.


He has been featured on NPR, as well as in Insights into Diversity, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Becker’s Hospital Review. He was also a contributor to the Prentice Hall casebook Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity.


James holds a bachelor’s degree in computer technology from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and has served on the boards of the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust, the United Way of Central Indiana, the Milagro House Women’s Shelter and the Texas NAACP.

  • Master of Business Administration

    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Technology

    Purdue University

  • Senior Executive Leadership, Executive Education

    Harvard University

  • National Black MBA Association

    Lifetime Member

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    Advisory Council Member & Health

    Disparities Committee

  • Gov. Rendell’s Workforce Investment Board

    Leadership Council

  • National Black MBA Association

    | Lifetime Member

  • Insights Discovery

    | Accredited Administrator

  • Howard County School System

    Ethics Policy Review Committee

  • Northern Kentucky
    African American Chamber-Commerce
  • White House Forum on Excellence and Inclusion Through Diversity in STEM Workforce

    | Co-Chair

  • Greater Cincinnati

    | Board of Trustees

  • Baltimore Education Scholar Trust (BEST)

    | Board Member

  • ProKids

    | Board Member

  • Brighton Center

    | Board of Directors

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    | Board of Directors

  • YWCA (Lancaster, PA)

    | Board of Trustees

  • Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

    | Board of Trustees

  • Milagro House Women’s Shelter

    | Board of Directors

  • Texas NAACP

    | Corporate Advisory Board

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    | Life Member

  • Diversity Championship Award - 2014

    Ohio Diversity Council (5th Annual Ohio Women's Conference)

  • International Innovations in Diversity Award - 2017

    Profile in Diversity Journal

  • Senior Executive Award - 2017

    National Association of Healthcare Executives

  • Diversity Championship Award - 2017

    National Diversity Council

  • Diversity Leader Award - 2018

    Profile in Diversity Journal

  • Diversity Achievement Award

    Institute for Diversity in Health Management

  • African Door of Return Experience – 2018
  • A Place of Trust – 2016
  • My Power and My Fear – Consciously Weaponized Whiteness. A Black Man’s Reflection – 2020
  • An Empty Spot at the Table – 2018
  • Quilt of Diversity – 2019
  • 5 Rules of Remote Belonging and Engagement – 2020
  • 5 Rules of Remote Belonging and Engagement: How can we help people to bring “their whole selves to work” when working from home” – 2020