Jill Hummels
Office of the Provost

Vice provost for diversity & equity finalist interviews announced

Thu, 04/16/2020

LAWRENCE — Three candidates for vice provost for diversity & equity at the University of Kansas will take part in finalist interviews with campus constituents.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Candidate 1: Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23
  • Candidate 2: April 27-28
  • Candidate 3: April 30-May 1

Additional details on opportunities to connect with candidates will be shared soon.

The vice provost for diversity & equity facilitates the coordination of campuswide diversity initiatives, strategic planning, training, education, research, community relations, policy development, compliance, campus climate issues and communications. Moreover, the vice provost works across all academic and operational units to strengthen a campuswide culture of inclusive excellence and to connect these units with the resources, training and strategies they need to achieve their specific diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Offices reporting to the vice provost include the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity and the Multicultural Scholars Program.

The search committee – led by co-chairs Sarah Deer, professor of women, gender & sexuality studies, and D.A. Graham, university ombuds — is finalizing details of the interview process and methods to ensure broad campus input. For more information about the position, its responsibilities and the search committee, please visit the position overview page.

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