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About the Director of EPA's Office of Civil Rights

Vicki Anderson Simons

Vicki SimonsVicki is EPA's Director of the Office of Civil Rights.  Previously, Vicki served as the Senior Advisor for Civil Rights, Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Water. She has also served in numerous management positions at EPA, and brings a wealth of experience in human resources, information management, state and tribal programs, and organizational operations. Vicki also served as OCR’s acting Deputy Director and Director from 2011-2014.

Vicki holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Howard University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is also a 2017 graduate fellow of the White House Leadership Development Program.