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Search for Vice Provost, Institutional Equity and Diversity


The Opportunity

NC State seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity. The successful candidate will promote the university’s core values of equity and diversity and ensure university compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws, regulations and policies.This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, knowledgeable professional who is committed to providing an inclusive learning, living and work environment free from harassment and discrimination for all members of the NC State community.

Nomination Committee


Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden is pleased to announce that an open search for the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity is now underway.

  • Committee Chair: Lisa Zapata, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Allen Cannedy, Director, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Emma Carter, Student Body President and Undergraduate Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Fred Hartman, Executive Director, University Relations, University Communications
  • Hans Kellner, Chair of the Faculty and Professor, English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote, Director, Women’s Center, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Michelle Lee, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator
  • Allison Newhart, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
  • Dave Rainer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Environmental Health and Public Safety
  • Janice Sitzes, Staff Senate Chair and Associate Director, Marketing Services, McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education
  • Marie Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
  • Saundra Williams, Chair, Chancellor’s African American Community Advisory Council

Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will be assisting the committee. Kelly Wick will be the Provost’s Office liaison for this search.

Nomination Committee Meetings

  • Charge to the committee: 6.04.19, 2-3 p.m., Holladay Hall, Room 206
  • Mid-search review: 7.17.19, 1-2 p.m., Holladay Hall, Chancellor’s Conference Room
  • Candidate selection: 8.20.19, 8-9:30 a.m., Holladay Hall, Chancellor’s Conference Room
  • Airport interviews: Week of September 2, 2019
  • Campus visits by finalists: Week of September 23, 2019

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