Olabisi “Bisi” Ladeji Okubadejo
Olabisi “Bisi” Okubadejo is Georgetown’s Associate Vice President of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Compliance and manages the daily operations of the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA). Bisi oversees the work of the IDEAA team to ensure compliance with non-discrimination and equal opportunity policies and laws, including investigations, administrative reviews, and climate assessments; mediation/alternative resolution; data collection; compliance reports; requests for accommodation based on disability, religion or pregnancy; bias reporting; policy development; the affirmative action plan; and training/educational workshops.
Prior to transitioning to Georgetown, Bisi was Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP, where her practice focused on civil rights and employment issues in higher education, particularly on matters arising from alleged discrimination on the basis of race, disability, religion, age, and sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. She has experience both as an attorney in private practice and as a supervisory attorney with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Bisi has advised colleges and universities on their compliance with federal laws, including Title IX, the ADA, Section 504, the Clery Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination Act, FERPA, and Title VII. She has experience working with educational institutions and business entities on digital accessibility issues, including compliance with government settlement agreements and ensuring the accessibility of websites and course materials. Bisi’s experience includes providing interactive training on civil rights issues to coordinators, administrators, hearing panels/judicial boards, campus safety departments, university boards, and students. She also has significant experience conducting and overseeing internal investigations and program reviews of higher education institutions and other employers, and auditing policies and procedures.
Bisi teaches a course on disability law through the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and a Title IX course through the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED).