Marcos DeLeon has been named chief diversity officer for the Rush University System for Health Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. DeLeon, who joined Rush in 2020, will lead the new office in addition to his responsibilities as senior vice president, chief human resources officer, Rush University System for Health.
“Marcos will take our DEI and racial justice efforts to the next level,” says Ranga Krishnan, MB ChB, CEO, Rush University System for Health. “We look forward to seeing him build upon the strength of our DEI program by keeping strategic priorities top of mind and developing ways we can continually weave DEI into the fabric of Rush culture.”
When the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Rush University System for Health was launched in 2021, it confirmed Rush’s commitment to providing a systemwide culture of accountability, respect and belonging. DeLeon will support this and ensure Rush’s commitment to be an inclusive workplace for all staff, students and faculty across the system hospitals and Rush University.
As leader of Rush’s DEI efforts, DeLeon will make sure hiring practices are reviewed, ensure employee resource groups are supported, create mentorship opportunities and take a close look at employee retention.
He will drive the work of the Diversity Leadership Council and Racial Justice Action Committee, ensuring that diversity is a key driver through measurable initiatives that address leadership and accountability, employee hiring, retention and promotion and training and communication.
DeLeon received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. He previously served as vice president, human resources, at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and chief human resources officer at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri.
Learn more about DEI at Rush University System for Health.