Announcement - April 6

Dear Campus Community:

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Happy Spring! We wish to provide a brief update on the search process for the Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, known as the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). The search committee has begun reviewing the qualifications of the candidates who applied. We are pleased to share that we have a diverse pool of candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. The committee will soon begin the interview process, and we expect our next update to come later this month.

Because of the accelerated timeline for the search process, it is possible that we will have campus-wide presentations by the end of this semester. Please keep an eye out for the next update.

If you need information related to the CDO search, you can check out the following website anytime:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at

We hope the rest of the semester goes well!


Gaurav Mathur
Dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies

Heather Harker
Chief of Staff to the President