Name pronunciation: krIs wUdz | Pronouns: he/him/his
Chris Woods is the director of the NYU LGBTQ+ Center. Prior to this role, he served as the associate director of multicultural affairs and LGBTQ outreach at Columbia University and as the program administrator for the NYU LGBTQ Student Center. Chris has dedicated much of his academic and professional life to LGBTQ+ student services in higher education and the intersections of faith and sexuality on college campuses. He is a current board co-chair, and former racial justice chair, for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and was a chapter contributor in the 2017 book Queer People of Color in Higher Education. He has given talks on the topics of queer and trans people of color, racial justice and intersectionality, bi/multiracial identities, and the intersections of faith, race, and sexuality at conferences, colleges, and universities across the nation. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies from New York University and his Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.