Duke Employee Named to Census Committee

Inderdeep Chatrath will offer insight on diversity, race and ethnicity

Inderdeep Chatrath, assistant vice president for affirmative action and equal opportunity at Duke’s Office of Institutional Equity, has been selected to act as a representative to the U.S. Bureau of the Census' National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.

Chatrath, who has worked at Duke for 34 years, will represent the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, which nominated her to take part in the committee. Chatrath has held several leadership roles with the association, including acting on the Board of Directors. She was also instrumental in launching and continuing to teach in the organization’s Professional Development and Training Institute.

In her role with the National Advisory Committee, she will advise the Census bureau as it devises the 2020 census.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent Duke University and the higher education community,” Chatrath said. “The 2020 census will be critical in defining the changing demographic landscape of the nation and to address evolving issues of diversity and inclusion. This census will have impact far beyond representation and will inform economic and social policy at the local, regional and national level.”

Chatrath has previously represented the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.