Michigan State University (MSU), a leading global research university, seeks a dynamic and strategic individual to serve as its Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). The CDO will join the institution at a transformative time as MSU furthers its commitment to excellence by making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a top institutional priority. Under the leadership of MSU’s 21st president, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MSU is committed to adopting a comprehensive framework for advancing DEI at the University centrally and within academic and support units in a sustainable way that fosters change, promotes the University’s core values, and transforms the University’s culture. The ideal individual will have proven leadership experience driving and supporting initiatives for Title III and Title VI. This individual will lead an office responsible for leading and supporting efforts to advance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community, consistent with MSU's core values and critical to its commitment to creating a culture of high-performance, and will oversee the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and partner with The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance.
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives is responsible for leading and supporting efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community, consistent with MSU's core values.
Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a leading land-grant university, and an innovator in research, teaching, and application of knowledge. The University was established to make higher education broadly available for the benefit of the public good and served as a model for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862. MSU has evolved into a world-class university, offering a full spectrum of programs and attracting gifted professors, staff members, and students. The University is part of the Big Ten Conference and since 1964 has been one of sixty-five members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State’s pioneering spirit and continued commitment to its core values of quality, inclusion, and connectivity are stronger than ever.
Michigan State University has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae with cover letters should be directed in confidence to:
Michigan State University is committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive campus community characterized by caring and respect for others. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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