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Shino John

Shino G. John, M.Div., Associate VP for Strategic Growth and International Development at Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS). Shino is a leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, and his portfolio includes continuing education for over 10,000 students and oversight of the Rutgers Makerspace, a collaborative lab environment to prototype and create academic and entrepreneurial projects with advanced design and fabrication equipment. Shino chairs DoCS’ award-winning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and is a passionate proponent for DEI in professional, continuing, and online (PCO) education. Shino also sits on the Rutgers EVPAA DEI Council, Rutgers chief academic officer’s strategic planning council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Shino is committed to advancing DEI and inclusive excellence in the workplace through continuing education and recruiting candidates from historically underrepresented communities to fulfilling careers. Shino serves on the Board of Trustees of Pillar College, a HACU Hispanic-Serving Institution based in Newark, NJ. Shino also serves on the Board of Directors of UPCEA, one of the world’s largest professional organizations in higher education advancing professional, continuing, and online education, with over 14,000 members and 400-member institution. He has served on the association’s DEI committee since 2019 and collaborated on the 2020 DEI task force report to move the needle of inclusive excellence at institutions across North America.