In November, I informed the campus that I decided to create a new position at the university: Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. While we will conduct a national search, I encourage our qualified faculty and staff to apply for this position.
I have appointed a search committee to facilitate this process. Miriam Kannan, Regents Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dannie Moore, Associate Dean of Students and Director of African American Student Affairs, will co-chair the committee. The other committee members are:
As I said when I announced the creation of this position, the Senior Advisor will not “do” diversity alone. Rather, this person will act as a campus-wide voice and provide broad leadership, collaboration, and coordination. An inclusive campus culture is everyone’s responsibility, including mine.
Geoffrey S. Mearns
Northern Kentucky University
800 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099