The legacy of Syracuse University alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. Willie, who died on Jan….
Consultative Sessions Announced in Search for Next Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
The search committee for the University’s next vice president for diversity and inclusion today announced two consultative sessions in which students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to identify key University diversity priorities and provide input on the characteristics, experiences and background necessary of the individual hired to fill this critical role. The sessions will be held as follows:
Friday, Dec. 10
3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
Register for the student session
Faculty and Staff Session
Friday, Dec. 17
10-11 a.m. ET
Register for the faculty/staff session
The vice president for diversity and inclusion will be instrumental in Syracuse University’s ongoing commitment to advancing academic excellence in a university welcoming to all. To fill this role, the University seeks a courageous diversity leader who will foster a commitment to access, opportunity and inclusion and understands the importance of providing an education informed by multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicities, cultures and belief systems.
The search committee, announced earlier this fall, is co-chaired by Cerri A. Banks ’00, G’04, G’06, vice president of student success and deputy to the senior vice president of the student experience, and Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel. Executive search firm WittKieffer is assisting the University with the search.
In addition to the campuswide sessions, the search committee will meet with several constituent groups across campus to gather information and insight. Those who cannot attend the sessions may submit feedback regarding the search or nominate candidates via the confidential search email address, SyracuseVPDI@wittkieffer.com.