Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. This senior position will serve as the chief diversity officer of the main campus in Athens, Ohio, its five regional campuses, and its three extension campuses. Reporting to President M. Duane Nellis, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will serve as a member of the President’s Council and will work with that group to expand and strengthen diversity initiatives and programs to advance the mission of Ohio University.
Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state’s first institution of higher education and one of America’s oldest public universities. Collectively, the full-time, part-time, and continuing education enrollment for Ohio University across all of its campuses is nearly 40,000.
Ohio University is known for its nationally ranked academic programs, its strong commitment to the liberal arts, and the quality of its faculty and their effectiveness in helping students of all backgrounds to achieve their promise. While focusing on providing a unique educational experience for its students, with the leadership of President Nellis, Ohio University is building a new model for a public research university centered on excellence and access.
The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will have an opportunity to create a unique environment for manifesting a commitment to diversity and inclusion; collaborating in the development and execution of university-wide diversity initiatives; and highlighting the value of diversity throughout the University as it relates to underrepresented and marginalized populations.
Recruiting is underway and will continue until the appointment is made. The preferred start date for this inaugural role is summer 2018. To discuss this position further, or to make nominations, please feel welcome to contact us by email at OhioUVPDI@wittkieffer.com. Additional information about the opportunity is available at www.wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, please submit materials by April 12, 2018.
Please note that this process is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act. Please contact the consultants at Witt/Kieffer for additional information.
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org