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Chief diversity officer open forum scheduled for Nov. 8

Search firm seeking input from campus community

Contact: Heather Smith

​Witt Kieffer, the executive search firm assisting with the search for Central Michigan University's chief diversity officer, invites the campus community to an open forum from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The forum, which will be held in the Bovee University Center Auditorium, is part of a series of meetings the consultants — Oliver Tomlin and Jennifer Bauer — will hold throughout the day with various stakeholder groups. Their goal will be to become intimately informed about CMU's culture, strengths and opportunities, in order to collect input on the ideal qualifications for the new CDO.

During the startup meetings, the Witt Kieffer consultants seek the campus community's perspective on the leadership skills, attributes and experiences that candidates should possess, as well as the greatest opportunities and challenges that CMU may face in the next three to five years. They will seek to better get to know CMU, its people and its culture. 

Witt Kieffer will then assist President Ross in developing a leadership profile for the search that will represent the opportunity in a compelling way and be shared with prospective candidates and individuals who may want to provide nominations.

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