Mark Puente

Associate Dean/Associate Professor of Organizational Development, Inclusion, and Diversity

Mark A. Puente is the Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion, and Diversity at the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Previously, he served for over 11 years as the Senior Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  At ARL, Puente directed all aspects of the Association’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership development programs.. Puente has designed and administered numerous programs that seek to recruit people of color into careers in academic and research libraries and archives. He directs and serves on the faculty or advisory groups to numerous leadership development programs such as the ARL Leadership Fellows Program, the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ Leadership Fellows Program, and the Southeastern Museum Conference Leadership Institute. A frequent clinician, speaker, facilitator, and writer, Puente also works with numerous organizations (i.e. library, archive, museum, K-12 education) on strategies for accelerating change in organizational culture, inclusion in the workplace, strategic planning, racial equity, diversity recruitment and retention, organizational climate, and numerous other topics.