November 26, 2018

Finalists for vice provost for diversity and inclusion to make on-campus presentations

Two finalists for vice provost for diversity and inclusion will be on Purdue's West Lafayette campus for two-day interviews in early December.

Michael T. Harris, chair of the search committee and the Robert B. and Virginia V. Covalt Professor of Chemical Engineering,  says that as part of the process, each finalist will make a 35- to 40-minute public presentation and then take questions from the audience.

“These presentations will help our students, faculty and staff gain insight into each candidate’s vision for how we can continue to build a more diverse and inclusive Purdue,” Harris says. “I hope the Purdue community will take advantage of the opportunity to meet our candidates and engage in the search process.”

Each candidate's full curriculum vitae is on the search website, where a link for live streaming of the candidate's presentation can be found as well. Feedback on the candidates is requested, and an online tool is at the same site. The feedback link will be live after each candidate's presentation.

 “I was impressed with the quantity and caliber of candidates who asked to be considered for this position,” says Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. “And I couldn’t be more pleased with the finalists who were selected to come to our campus.”

Finalists and their presentation details are below.

* Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, associate vice president for assessment and transformation, Virginia Commonwealth University -- 9 a.m. Dec. 3, Stewart Center, Room 302.

* John F. Gates, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia -- 9 a.m. Dec. 6, Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142.

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