May 7, 2012
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
The members of the Search Committee for the position of Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion have concluded their deliberations and have provided me with the names of three candidates who will be invited to visit the campus.
The search now enters the public phase and I encourage the campus community to participate via a series of informal open forums in which the candidates will be available to discuss their interest in the Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (VC-EDI) position and the skills and expertise they bring to the position. Candidate bios and CVs will be posted on the VC-EDI Search Website as they become available. An email link to provide feedback to me is also available on the website: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/evc/vcedi.html.
Candidate forums have been scheduled for the following dates:
* Monday, May 14, 2012 - 9:00 -10:00 a.m. - Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room
* Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room
* Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room
The VC-EDI is a newly created position at UC San Diego. The position is charged with assessing the effectiveness of all diversity and outreach programs and services on campus, and will be expected to lead UC San Diego to measurable improvements in organizational climate and the recruitment and retention in a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Achieving such diversity is a high institutional priority, and is integral to our achievement of academic excellence.
I want to thank the search committee, co-chaired by UC San Diego Foundation Trustee Donald Murphy, for their diligence and the dedicated effort put forth to identify this pool of talented candidates.