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Shawn Maxam

Shawn Maxam

Shawn Maxam is the assistant director for diversity and inclusion in the Office of the Provost. He manages strategic initiatives focused on institutional diversity and equity goals. This includes efforts to enhance access, diversity, inclusion and belonging within academic departments, and ongoing efforts to diversify campus art and iconography and enliven public spaces.

Shawn previously served as the prevention coordinator for men’s initiatives in Princeton’s Health Services. As a first-generation college graduate and the son of Jamaican immigrants, he deeply understands the importance of redefining and recognizing success and professional achievement. Shawn is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, with his wife, Angela.


What Makes You Great? Reframing Your Story and Recognizing Your Success

Friday, October 4

A collaborative session focused on answering the question ‘what makes you great’ and ‘how do we define success at Princeton?’ Session will include facilitated small group discussions.              

J. Nicole Shelton, Stuart Professor of Psychology, Head of Butler College

Tod G. Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research
Beth Lew-Williams
, Associate Professor of History
Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost
Renita Miller, Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School
Lisa Scalice, Senior Department Manager, Physics