UPDATE: November 30, 2021
Following submission of applications as part of a nationwide search for UNO's Chief Diversity Officer, a committee of campus and community leaders have identified three finalists who will be meeting with key campus constituencies during the week of Dec. 6.
Taking feedback of each candidate into consideration, the committee will then make a final recommendation to UNO Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, for the person best suited to serve in the role.
Information about how to hear from the candidates will be shared with the relevant constituencies as details are finalized.
UNO is seeking candidates the position of its Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).
In this role, UNO is looking to identify a strategic thought leader, collaborative campus partner, and proven administrator with an innovative, consistent track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to serve as CDO.
Reporting directly to Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, the CDO will be a highly influential leader focused on deepening UNO's ongoing efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all faculty, staff, and students.
Under the general direction of the Chancellor, the CDO will lead a university-wide effort to evaluate existing programs, policies, and practices currently in effect, making recommendations leading to a more efficient and cohesive operation.
Inquires about the position can be sent to members of Academic Search, who are leading a national search to fill this important posiiton:
Sidney Ribeau, Senior Search Consultant
Disa Mason, Associate Consultant
Once identified, the selected candidate is expected to assume the position in January 2022.
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