Robert L. Solomon, Esq. bio

Robert L. Solomon, Esq. (LC 2022)

Vice President of the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Engagement, Case Western Reserve University

Robert is a native of Akron, Ohio. Since 2020 he has served as Vice President of the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Engagement at Western Reserve University. Robert had a career as a trial and appellate lawyer with the Ohio State Attorney General’s office and the United States Department of Justice before beginning his career in higher education at The Ohio State University. Before joining Case, Robert served in several capacities throughout his 25- year tenure at Ohio State, including Senior Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer in the Moritz College of Law and Assistant Vice Provost in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for the University.

Robert is a graduate of Lipscomb University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is licensed to practice law in Ohio as well as the federal Courts in Ohio’s Northern & Southern Districts; the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Robert has been active in the community, serving on various national and local Boards and committees throughout the years including the Law School Admission Council Board of Trustees, the American Bar Association Diversity Committee, the Columbus Academy Board of Trustees, the Equal Justice Foundation Board of Trustees and 100 Black Men of Central Ohio and 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. Robert currently serves on the Boards of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland and the Law & Leadership Institute as well as the Chief Diversity Officer Steering Committee for the American Association of Universities. He is a proud member of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2022.