Dr. Joe-Joe McManus serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), leading the Office of Inclusive Excellence. He also does speaking engagements and consults with organizational leaders on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. McManus began his career in higher education teaching at Florida A&M University, where his students and colleagues dubbed him “Dr. Joe-Joe.”

Dr. McManus has lectured, served on panels, presented, and consulted in the U.S. and internationally for nearly three decades. His experience includes faculty, staff and administration roles, having served at an HBCU, an Ivy League institution, a major urban university system, a religious college, and an international university.

A first generation college student, McManus earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University. Currently, he is a member of the San Diego Diversity Leadership Council, the Board of Directors of the Diversity Collegium, and Boards of Advisors for E3: Education, Excellence & Equity and the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice. He also serves as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB), and as a member of the Diversity Community Exchange (DiCE) Group for which he edited the book, The Diversity Calling.