Augustana College — Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois is seeking an individual for the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The VPDEI will be a collaborative, strategic and results-oriented leader with a thorough knowledge of research and experience of best practices regarding diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, and who will create pathways that advance diversity and inclusion at all levels.

Augustana is a private, selective college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad-Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. Augustana awards the Bachelor of Arts in about 90 majors and related academic programs.

The successful candidate for the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Augustana will hold a Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D. or other terminal degree, and will have a minimum of 4 to 6 years of successful and increasingly responsible senior-level administrative experience in a role related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The Vice President will work closely with the President, the President’s Cabinet, and faculty, staff and students to provide leadership for cherishing diversity, promoting equity and ensuring inclusion-related initiatives and institutional efforts.

If you know an individual who is ready and qualified for this challenging opportunity, please share this information with him or her. If you have any personal interest in exploring this position or learning more about it, we would be delighted to discuss this position with you in strict confidence. You are welcome to send the names of possible candidates to the e-mail below and we will contact prospective candidates directly.

A letter of interest, CV and reference sheet with the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, can be sent to: AugustanaVPDEI@agbsearch.com, To ensure consideration, these materials should be received by November 10, 2017. Nominations are also welcome.

Please visit https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-president-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-augustana-college to view more complete information about this position. Additional information about Augustana College is available at: https://www.augustana.edu

Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi, Chair
VPDEI Search Committee
Augustana College

This search is being assisted by:

Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
Cell: (253) 223-3566
Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D.
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
Cell: (253) 861-7738

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer. It is Augustana College’s intent and policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and appli­cants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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