Rushika Patel

Chief Inclusion Officer
Room 3184 400NIB

(734) 647-0143


Rushika Patel serves as UMSN's first Chief Inclusion Officer. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Organizational Leadership of Global Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in Social Justice Education and a BA in Sociology/Race, Class and Gender Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Prior to joining UMSN, Patel directed the University of Michigan-Flint Intercultural Center and the Women's Education Center. At University of Michigan-Flint, she chaired the Chancellor’s Women’s commission, the Chancellor’s Diversity Council and a large number of other diversity related initiatives. She has 16 year of experience in the education sector in the U.S. and in Asia, and widely ranging experiences including teaching in Detroit Public Schools.