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Committee named to conduct a search for IUPUI vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion

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January 30, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS -- A search committee has been formed to assist in the selection of the next vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced.

The committee will launch a national search and be chaired by Austin O. Agho, dean of the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI. The committee, which consists of IUPUI faculty and staff, as well as prominent Indianapolis-area diversity leaders, will begin meeting this month and expects to have a candidate named by June.

The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion will report to the chancellor and serve on the chancellor’s cabinet. The incumbent will work closely with campus leadership and various IUPUI diversity-related student and faculty-staff groups including, but not limited to, the Native American Student Alliance, Black Student Union, Latino Student Association, Asian Student Union, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Faculty and Staff Council.

“Having a senior IUPUI leader focused on promoting diversity throughout the campus—across schools and for faculty, staff, and students—has made IUPUI a more inclusive campus community,” said Bantz. “We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and committed person to make the campus even more successful.”

Members of the search committee are:

•Chair: Austin O. Agho, dean, IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI
•Timothy L. Anno, associate director, Adaptive Educational Services at IUPUI
•Kathy Cabello, president, Cabello Associates Inc., and member of the IUPUI Dialogue Group
•Charmayne "Charli" Champion-Shaw, Native American Faculty and Staff Council at IUPUI and interim director, Office of American Indian Programs, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
•Aron Elizabeth DiBacco, chair, IUPUI Staff Council Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and social science research specialist, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
•Margo R. Foreman, assistant director, Diverse Workforce Recruitment and Retention, IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity
•Charles J. Garcia, president and CEO, Garcia Construction Group Inc., and IUPUI Board of Advisors
•Anthony L. Greco, IUPUI Undergraduate Student Government president
•Kathleen S. Grove, director, IUPUI Office for Women
•Wayne J. Hilson Jr., director of multicultural academic relations, IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
•Lindsey A. Lazo, vice president, Latino Student Association at IUPUI
•Tralicia Powell Lewis, interim assistant vice chancellor, IUPUI Division of Student Life and Learning
•Monica A. Medina, clinical lecturer, IU School of Education at IUPUI
•Anne L. Mitchell, director of operations, Survey Research Center at IUPUI
•Khaula H. Murtadha, associate vice chancellor for lifelong learning and executive director, Community Learning Network, at IUPUI
•Kim S. Nguyen, director for operations, IUPUI Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education and Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence, IU School of Education at IUPUI
•George H. Rausch, associate dean for Diversity Affairs and associate professor of Clinical Family Medicine in the School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus.
•Joseph A. Slash, president and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League, and member of the IUPUI Dialogue Group
•Jamal L. Smith, executive director, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and member of the IUPUI Dialogue Group
•Richard E. Ward, executive director, Center for Research and Learning, IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
•L. Jack Windsor, president, IUPUI Faculty Council; associate professor of oral biology, IU School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus; and adjunct associate professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion directs, supports and monitors the university's progress in diversifying faculty, staff and the student body in creating a climate that is welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or disability. The office also encourages diversity in the IUPUI community; reinforces it with equity and excellence through policies, practices and programs; and prepares all members of the community for a multicultural world.

Vice Chancellor for Student Life Zebulun R. Davenport will continue to oversee the campus’s diversity efforts until a permanent vice chancellor is named.

For more information on the search please visit the Executive Search Web page.