Central Michigan University President Bob Davies has named Stan Shingles, a 30-year CMU staff member, interim vice president and chief diversity officer. Shingles, assistant vice president for University Recreation and student engagement for the Office of Student Affairs, will replace A.T. Miller, who will step down from his role Aug. 31.
Through his years at CMU, Shingles has been assistant director for intramural sports, associate director for programming and director of University Recreation. He also served as assistant vice president for recreation, events and conferences, and as interim assistant vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity from 1997-98. He currently serves as a member of the university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
"As a dedicated administrator with a passion for CMU's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, Stan was a natural choice to serve in this interim role," Davies said. "His background and knowledge will serve the university well."
Shingles said he looks forward to supporting the many strategic initiatives currently underway at CMU while sustaining these efforts as the university searches for the next chief diversity officer.
"This is a collective effort and one that we hope our students, faculty and staff will continue to embrace with the same commitment and dedication we have witnessed in the past," he said. "We must continue this journey as we strive to build equity, inclusion and diversity as core values and important priorities for CMU."
Shingles has presented at the local, national and international level on topics such as equity, inclusion and diversity; leadership; mentoring; strategic planning; personal and professional excellence; customer service; networking; and organizational culture.
A Chicago native, Shingles holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Illinois State University.
Davies said the search for CMU's next vice president/chief diversity officer will begin this fall.