Faculty Council

Mark Narayan, BA, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

is Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.  For almost two decades, Mark has been a noteworthy advocate and leader for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Serving as an executive practitioner for DEIB efforts across business, non-profits and education, Mark helps organizations integrate DEIB efforts and cultural transformation into an organizational framework.  Mark serves as the executive director of Mark Narayan Consulting, a DEIB consulting firm focused on developing and integrating DEIB strategic plans.  Most recently, Mark was consulting with the Center of Victims of Torture as the Interim Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.  Prior to his current role, Mark served eight years at St. Thomas in the undergraduate admission office and was the recipient of the Diversity Leadership Staff Award in 2009.


Mark earned a Human Resource Generalist Certification from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in General Business Management and a Minor in Economics.