Jill Hummels
Office of the Provost

Vice provost candidate presentations available for viewing

Wed, 05/06/2020

LAWRENCE — Members of the campus community are invited to watch the presentation videos of the three candidates for vice provost for diversity & equity at the University of Kansas.

Over the past two weeks, candidates have remotely met with a number of campus groups to answer questions about their vision for the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at KU. The search committee – led by co-chairs Sarah Deer, professor of women, gender & sexuality studies, and D.A. Graham, university ombuds — is collecting feedback on each of the candidates from students, faculty, staff and supporters until 4:30 p.m. May 15. A link to the evaluation form can be found on the search webpage along with the CVs and presentation recordings of each candidate.

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 Candidates

Rachel Endo
Founding dean at the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma
Short bio
Endo’s presentation

Regina Richards
Assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Short bio
Richards’ presentation

Jennifer Ng
Interim vice provost for diversity & equity and professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the School of Education at KU
Short bio
Ng’s presentation

Feedback on the candidates is due by 4:30 p.m. May 15.

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