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Job Title: Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Location: Lawrence, KS United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/11/2022
Expire Date: 07/11/2022
Job Categories: Executive Management
Job Description
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The University of Kansas (KU) seeks an experienced and inspiring leader to serve as its next vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (VP-DEIB). As a member of the Executive Vice Chancellor's Leadership Team, the vice provost plans, guides and advises university leadership. In alignment with the Jayhawks Rising strategic plan, the VP-DEIB has immediate opportunity to drive and champion goals, projects, and professional development initiatives, while enhancing communications, and promoting collaborative activity across all campus units and organizations.

KU is the state’s flagship university, a Research 1 (R-1) institution and one of just 65 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University seeks a strategic leader and skillful collaborator to serve as its Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (VP-DEIB).

KU consistently earns high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university. KU has 21 programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top 25 among public universities, including #1 rankings for graduate programs in public administration and special education. KU has 65 ranked graduate programs and is ranked 24th in best value among public institutions in 2022. In addition to its beautiful and historic main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, KU offers programs at seven other locations across the state as well as online through Jayhawk Global.

A detailed leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Kansas in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by July 31, 2022.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Charlene L. Aguilar, Ed.M. and Meredith Davis, Ph.D.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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