Four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity to visit

Fri, 03/21/2014

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Joe Monaco
KU Office of Public Affairs
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LAWRENCE — The search committee for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas has named four finalists for the post. Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a public presentation and take questions from KU faculty, staff and other members of the KU community.

The university is announcing the first two candidates today. The remaining two candidates will be announced Friday, March 28.

The forum schedule and the names of the first two candidates are as follows:

Monday, March 24
4 p.m.-5 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union

  • DeBrenna Agbenyiga, associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Social Science, Michigan State University

Wednesday, March 26
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Hall Center Conference Hall

  • Gilbert Brown, associate dean in the College of Education, Missouri State University

Monday, March 31

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Alderson, Kansas Union

  • TBA

Thursday, April 3
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Centennial Room, Kansas Union

  • TBA

The vice provost for diversity and equity works collaboratively with the KU community on the recruitment, retention and professional development of under-represented faculty and staff, and coordinates academic support and programs for students from under-represented groups in collaboration with academic schools and student affairs offices. The position was previously held by Fred Rodriguez, who retired in summer 2013.

For details on the position and for full biographies of the candidates, visit http://provost.ku.edu/search/vp-diversity-equity.
 



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