Dear Colleagues,

I write to draw your attention to the search for our first Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please follow this link to read the full position description. The search committee is co-chaired by Dean James Anderson and Vice Chancellor Danita Brown Young and supported by the Swanlund Human Resources Shared Service Center.

This committee has been charged with identifying, attracting and recruiting a diverse and exceptional pool of candidates for this critical new leadership position at our university. This vice chancellor will be asked to integrate our robust and numerous diversity and inclusion efforts into innovative strategies and practices that enhance these efforts and more fundamentally embed them into every aspect of our missions. The successful candidate will be the chief diversity officer for our campus and lead our collective work to make diversity in all of its definitions the cornerstone of excellence at Illinois.  

On behalf of the committee, I am asking for your help in identifying potential candidates for this important search. You may send nominations to Please include name and contact information of the individual being nominated.

Thank you for your assistance in finding our first Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Robert J. Jones

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