President Miaoulis announces search committee for new Chief Diversity Officer

Rachel Dvareckas, Managing Editor

The search for a new Chief Diversity Officer is still underway at RWU. In an all-student email from President Miaoulis on Nov. 2, a panel of campus community members was announced that will lead the search and selection process for the position.

The group consists of a mix of students, alumni, faculty and staff who will be in charge of interviewing possible candidates and sharing information with the campus community. A few of the people involved include Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret Everett, Director of Recruitment and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment Shamika Cameron and David Moskowitz, an associate professor of political science and chair of the faculty senate diversity committee.

The university is partnering with Spelman Johnson, a national search firm that specializes in identifying leaders in education, advocacy associations and social impact organizations.

“We are committed to doing the deep work of eliminating bias and strengthening inclusive behaviors in our leadership of the university,” Miaoulis said in the email. “Throughout the spring semester, Cabinet members and Deans will complete a structured, three-part inclusive leadership diversity training that will build upon the work we’ve undertaken through our Intercultural University program and our Equity Action Plan.”