Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Human Resources
In an effort to realize key goals outlined in Goals for St. Mark’s IV and bring greater alignment, coordination, and intentionality to the School’s inclusion and diversity priorities, a new senior administrative position was established in 2020. After more than three years as a member of the St. Mark’s family, Lorre Allen was appointed to serve as Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Human Resources and plays an even more important role of supporting both students and employees across the campus. Lorre joined the St. Mark’s team in 2017 as Director of Human Resources to support and strengthen employment policies, faculty training, and best practices, bringing over 15 years of professional expertise from her work in higher education and the corporate world, most recently at the University of Washington and Boeing. She has played an active role in leading annual professional development experiences for employees, including harassment prevention training and implicit bias training. Throughout her career, she has presented at national conferences on inclusion, diversity, and human resources. Lorre also has embraced her interactions and work with the boys, supporting the Dallas Area Diversity Youth Organization (DADYO) on campus and attending the Annual NAIS People of Color Conference.
Working alongside and in close partnership with other senior administrators, faculty members, and Marksmen on campus, Lorre guides best practices that support and nurture community, inclusion, and diversity for both students and employees, while also communicating the importance of these values across the School community. In addition to her work with student programs and professional development, Lorre is focused on strengthening and expanding the School’s efforts to attract, retain, and support a broadly diverse faculty and contribute to the School’s ongoing commitment to foster an environment that is respectful, inclusive, and welcoming for all students, families, and employees. As with any strategic priority, it is important to focus on deliberate, thoughtful, and comprehensive planning to ensure that meaningful, sustained, and impactful results are achieved now and into the future. These efforts require the collective commitment of individuals across the St. Mark’s community as we strive to strengthen and improve the experiences of every Marksman.