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Dr. Porras joined Dominican University in March 2021. She champions the importance and value of an inclusive college environment and leads the development of effective strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion. In her role, she actively engages students, faculty, and staff to further behaviors, attitudes, and policies that support justice, equity, and inclusion. With over 18 years of progressive diversity & leadership experience working in higher education, she has significant experience in social justice & diversity education, program development, cultural competence and recruitment and retention of marginalized populations. She values equity, access, scholarship, inclusive leadership & community. She came to Dominican from University of Kansas where she served in a variety of roles including Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Director of Multicultural Affairs. When not at work, Precious can be found spending time with her husband, daughter and dog, planning her next vacation, reading and/or watching reruns of The Office or Will & Grace.


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