Winner – 2017 TILG EEO-AA Practitioner Award

Posted on September 12, 2017

At the September 8, 2017 Triangle Industry Liaison Group (TILG) Meeting the prestigious TILG EEO-AA Practitioner Award was presented to Inderdeep Chatrath, Ph.D. She was recognized as an outstanding TILG member for the excellent contributions she has made locally and nationally in the areas of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs.

Inderdeep Chatrath is the assistant vice president of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Programs in the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University and Duke University Health System. In this role, she is responsible for designing studies, compiling and reporting institutional data pursuant to federal regulations, and coordinating research and evaluation studies to identify progress and trends. During her tenure at Duke, Dr. Chatrath has been responsible for institutional research functions, and has managed programs for harassment prevention, diversity, and disability management.

Dr. Chatrath is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) and is actively involved in evaluating, developing, and teaching courses for the AAAED Professional Development and Training Institute. She also teaches a course in the Duke University Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program. Dr. Chatrath holds leadership roles in a Consortium of Ivy League and Select Universities, the Federal Diversity Institute, the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners, the United Way of the Greater Triangle (Education Council), and the National Advisory Committee (US Census Bureau). She was a presenter at the 2017 National ILG Conference in San Antonio, and has also been a featured speaker at our TILG Meetings.

Dr. Chatrath has worked on an initiative focused on engaging officials from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to consider regulations as they apply to institutions of higher education, in an effort to uphold legal obligations as well as build equity and inclusion.

Over the years, Dr. Chatrath has actively participated in community engagement initiatives:

  • United Way of the Greater Triangle (2006-13)
    • Co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Group
    • Co-chaired the Allocation Task Force to direct funds to member agencies
  • Actively involved in university/community projects including:
  • Board of Advisors for Suhanne Foundation – supporting school for young blind girls in India
  • Durham Partners Against Crime Evaluation Project
  • Durham Smart Start Evaluation
  • The Comprehensive Program for Court-Involved Youth (NC General Assembly)
  • N/E Central Durham Partners Against Crime (City of Durham)
    • Center for the Study of Children and Youth (Carnegie Corporation)
    • Tolerance on Campus: Establishing Common Ground (Philip Morris Companies, Inc.)
  • Project Search at Duke (jobs training program for mentally/physically challenged high school students)

Based on the accomplishments above the TILG was proud to recognize Dr. Chatrath the winner of this year’s EEO-AA Practitioner Award.