Binghamton University — Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Binghamton University, a public research institution widely known for its Nobel Prize-winning faculty and high-achieving student body, invites nominations and applications for its inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Reporting directly to President Harvey Stenger, the Vice President will provide both high-level strategic vision and pragmatic expert counsel with the goal of ensuring that the University is an inclusive community in which all can thrive, regardless of race; culture; ethnicity; religion; gender, gender identity, and gender expression; sexual orientation; immigration status; or ability. The elevation of the former Chief Diversity Officer role to Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is yet another milestone at Binghamton, which has long been one of the institutions at the forefront of DEI initiatives within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. In doing so, the University engages faculty, staff, and students from over 100 countries. Binghamton’s unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success. Binghamton University’s approximately 14,000 undergraduates are widely known for being innovative, hard-working, motivated, conscientious, and successful. The full-time faculty, who number approximately 700, include a Nobel Laureate, National Science Foundation Career Award winners, National Academy of Inventors Fellows, IEEE Fellows, IISE Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and others with numerous recognitions for scholarly distinction. The University is consistently ranked among the top 40 public universities in the nation and ranks 15th on the Forbes Magazine list of best value colleges and universities. 

The Vice President will oversee the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which currently includes the Multicultural Resource Center, the Q Center, and the University Educational Institute. As a core member of the President’s cabinet, the Vice President will regularly engage with university leadership on a wide range of issues. In addition, the Vice President will serve in several other highly visible, critical leadership roles across campus, including serving as co-chair of the strategic planning implementation working group focused on inclusive community and as lead architect of a new, comprehensive, university-wide strategic plan for DEI. 

The inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will bring high-level strategic thinking, subject matter expertise, and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to their role on the President’s senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent terminal degree, and will have a well-conceptualized understanding of the faculty experience at a research university. 

Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:

Sue May, Partner
Steve Leo, Partner
Alyssa Perez, Associate
Matthew Marsallo, Senior Associate
Will Anyu, Junior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer