Next vice provost for diversity and climate candidate to visit Dec. 4-5
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has announced campus visits for three finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and climate.
Each of the three candidates will meet with a range of student, faculty, staff and governance groups before a selection is made. Candidates will hold an open forum for students, and separately, a presentation and session open to faculty and staff.
After attending sessions, members of the campus community are encouraged to provide input on the candidates by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure consideration, feedback should be submitted by Monday, Dec. 17.
Chancellor John Wiley and Provost Patrick Farrell will make a selection, with the goal of having a new vice provost start as soon as possible.
A complete schedule follows:
Seema Kapani, campus diversity education coordinator in the UW–Madison Office for Equity and Diversity, will conduct her visit on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Two sessions will be open to the public on Dec. 4. A faculty and staff presentation will be held from 2:45-4 p.m. in Memorial Union (check Today in the Union for room location). An open forum for students will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Red Gym.
Kenneth Durgans, vice provost for institute diversity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., will visit on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13.
Two sessions will be open to the public on Dec. 12. A presentation to faculty and staff will be held from 2:30-3:45 p.m. at Memorial Union (check Today in the Union for room location). From 4-5 p.m., Durgans will hold an open forum for students in the Red Gym.
Damon Williams, assistant vice provost in the Office of the
Vice Provost for Multicultural and International Affairs at the
University of Connecticut-Storrs, will visit on Monday, Nov. 26, and
Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Two sessions will be open to the public on Nov. 26. A presentation
to faculty and staff will be held from 2:30-3:45 p.m., and from 4-5
p.m., Williams will hold an open forum for students. Both sessions will
be held in Memorial Union (check Today in the Union for room location).
The vice provost for diversity and climate serves as the senior diversity officer, working closely with deans, directors and other campus leaders to promote the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, staff and students, as well as providing leadership and fostering a positive environment for living, learning and working.