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U of M announces candidates to interview for the position of vice president for equity and diversity

Public interviews will begin Thursday, May 3

April 26, 2012

University of Minnesota System Senior Vice President for Academic Administration Robert J. Jones has announced candidates and the public interview schedule for the position of vice president for equity and diversity. The public interviews will begin Thursday, May 3.

The following candidates have been invited to the Twin Cities campus for public interviews (in order of appearance on campus):

Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity/Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota
3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union

Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence, University of New Hampshire
3-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union

Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, Purdue University
3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, Coffman Union Theater

During the public interviews, each candidate will deliver a presentation, “The Role of Equity and Diversity in Achieving Academic Excellence in a Land Grant Public University.” The forums provide an opportunity for the greater university community to meet and hear from the candidates. The public forums will be streamed live at, with video posted there following each forum.

In addition to the public forums, each candidate will interview with select university stakeholder groups on campus.

The candidate vitae, the position profile and evaluation forms are posted on the search website at:

Twin Cities Campus: