July 10, 2019
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named three finalists for assistant vice chancellor for strategic initiatives within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The candidates were selected through a national search and will visit campus July 15, 16 and 19. They will participate in all-day interviews, including hour-long public presentations with a question and answer opportunity, at 11 a.m. each day. The presentations are open to the public.
The three finalists and public presentations are:
- Angela M. Person, director of research initiatives and strategic planning, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma — 11 a.m., July 15, Nebraska Union, Regency A;
- Nkenge Friday, associate dean of students and director of diversity and inclusion, Marietta College — 11 a.m., July 16, Nebraska Union, Regency A;
- Michael Dixon, chief diversity officer and director of intercultural services, Manchester University — 11 a.m. July 19, Love Library, Peterson Room (Love Library South, Room 221).
“The appointment of the assistant vice chancellor reflects the importance of diversity and inclusion being thoughtful, data-driven and strategic,” said Marco Barker, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. “Amber Williams and the search committee have done an amazing job at identifying a range of candidates. I look forward to learning more about how they see themselves contributing to our institution and state.”
For each public presentation, the candidates have been asked to describe how they would embolden a culture of inclusion, collaboration and shared meaning-making. Individuals who attend are encouraged to offer feedback on each presentation through online evaluations. Access to the evaluation forms will be available through 4 p.m. July 19.
Details about each candidate and links to provide feedback are below.
Nebraska’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is tasked with collaborating across campus, shaping policies, protocols and practices necessary to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the university’s recruitment, retention, education and research efforts.
The assistant vice chancellor for strategic initiatives will report directly to Barker, Nebraska’s first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. The position will serve as a campus leader and strategist on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Some responsibilities of the assistant vice chancellor position include: overseeing communication and external relations for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; budget and financial management; data analysis; serving as a liaison with campus and community groups; coordinating institutional diversity-related committees and workgroups; designing and delivering innovative diversity education; and assisting with the development of the university’s diversity strategy, Office of Diversity and Inclusion priorities and other related programs, initiatives and projects.