Finalists seeking to become Central Michigan University’s associate vice president for institutional diversity will visit campus to participate in interviews and open forums starting Feb. 3. A search committee chaired by Tim Hall, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, announced the three candidates following a national search.
The dates of their visits and forums include:
- Lee Gill, associate vice president for inclusion and equity/chief diversity officer at The University of Akron. Gill’s open forum is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3, from 2:15 to 3:05 p.m., and the student forum will run from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Both will be in the Bovee University Center Lake St. Clair Room.
- Marco Barker, senior director for education, operations and initiatives at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Barker’s open forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 2:15 to 3:05 p.m., and the student forum runs from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Both will be in the Bovee University Center Lake Superior Room.
- Carolyn Dunn, managing director of ethnic resource centers and director of the American Indian Resource Center at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Dunn’s open forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., and the student forum is from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Both will be in the Bovee University Center Lake Michigan Room.
The associate vice president for institutional diversity is responsible for leading the campus community in initiating and championing diversity efforts and implementing a plan supporting CMU’s commitment to institutional diversity. The AVP for diversity works with faculty, administrators, staff and students to promote a climate conducive to the expansion of diversity.
Denise Green, former associate vice president of diversity, resigned in 2012 to accept the position of assistant vice president/vice provost of equity, diversity and inclusion at Ryerson University in Toronto. Traci Guinn has been serving in the interim.
In addition to Hall, other committee members include Colleen Green, director of Native American Programs; Jon Humiston, assistant director, registrar; Erin Lewis, graduate student; En-Bing Lin, chair of the mathematics department; Abalo Adewui, Multicultural and Diversity Education Council; Vincent Mumford, faculty in physical education and sport; Marie Reimers, undergraduate student; Laura Rico, CMU police; Samuel Spralls, faculty in marketing and hospitality services administration; Marcy Weston, senior associate athletic director; and Dan Gaken, director of the Leadership Institute.