Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Application deadline: December 15, 2023
Senior Consultant: Mahauganee Shaw
Associate Consultant: Javier Serrano
The University of Wyoming seeks to hire a collaborative, inclusive, and forward-thinking thought leader to join the senior leadership structure of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) as the Associate Vice President (AVP). The AVP will serve as the liaison for ODEI, providing the connective tissue for the diversity, equity, and inclusion work occurring across campus units. As the inaugural person to serve in this position, the AVP will establish the role anew, including cultivating the needed partnerships, developing synergy around DEI initiatives, and promoting DEI-informed decision making across campus.
The University of Wyoming (UW) was established as the state’s Morrill Act land-grant university in 1886 and serves as Wyoming’s only public university. UW had a Fall 2023 enrollment of 10,913 students, including 8,250 undergraduate students and 2,663 graduate and professional students. Students can choose from 217 majors, including 35 certificate programs, 90 bachelor’s programs, 57 master’s programs, and 35 doctorate/professional programs. The UW Cowboys and Cowgirls compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 level in 17 sports, including the Football Bowl Subdivision. Cowboy and Cowgirl teams are a part of the Mountain West Conference. Outside of cheering on their athletic teams, UW students enjoy an active and engaging campus life.
About the Office and Position
UW’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was established in 2017, led by UW’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer. The Office serves as a beacon supporting and connecting diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the UW community and across the State of Wyoming. The office has made strategic progress since 2017 toward several targeted goals that expand opportunities and resources for faculty, staff, and students to pursue DEI-related research and service.
Reporting to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion the AVP will provide leadership, guidance, planning and implementation of initiatives that foster inclusive excellence and equitable outcomes for all students, staff, and faculty with an emphasis on improving equity gaps. The AVP for DEI is a highly visible leader, building and fostering relationships with units across the University. The AVP will be a strategist consultant to help campus units implement DEI within their areas. In the absence of the Vice President, the AVP will serve as leader of the Office of DEI, as well as attend meetings on behalf of the Vice President. For the full list of position duties and additional information about the University, please visit the search profile.
Nominations, inquiries, and applications should be sent to WyomingAVP@academicsearch.org. The position is open until filled but only applications received by December 15, 2023, can be assured full consideration.
The University’s policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.