University of Missouri-Columbia — Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou or MU), the flagship, land-grant, comprehensive research university of the University of Missouri System (UM System), seeks a Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the vice chancellor is Mizzou’s chief diversity officer. The vice chancellor will work closely with many stakeholders—faculty, staff, students, alumni, campus leaders, system leadership and community partners—to continue ongoing efforts to advance strategic initiatives and enhance a climate and culture where all members have a sense of belonging, equitable treatment and the opportunity to thrive. 

Mizzou is committed to fulfilling the goals of weaving inclusion, diversity and equity into the fabric of the university, established in its 2016  Inclusive Excellence Framework (https://diversity.missouri.edu/our-work/inclusive-excellence-framework/). The vice chancellor will build on momentum to drive Mizzou’s inclusion, diversity and equity progress and vision and, as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet, contribute to the institutional strategy and leadership of the university.

Founded in 1839, MU is a research one (R1) university and one of only 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The state’s largest university, Mizzou offers more than 300 degrees and certificates to nearly 31,000 students, including nearly 6,000 graduate students and almost 1,200 professional students, and employs more than 13,000 people including more than 2,000 faculty. As a truly comprehensive institution, Mizzou offers a full constellation of schools and colleges that collectively serve as vital knowledge centers for the entire state. The university also contains a robust, successful clinical and research medical enterprise, including the University of Missouri Health Care, the leading health care provider in mid-Missouri, whose annual operations of ~$1.1 billion. As a land-grant institution, Mizzou also maintains the state’s Extension and Engagement Program, providing access to the university’s resources and expertise in all 114 Missouri counties. The university has an annual budget of $2.5 billion and had a total of $258 million in research expenditures in FY19. 

The next vice chancellor will have the opportunity to join one of the nation’s great land-grant universities at a time when it is poised to continue transformative cultural change. In an era of expanding domestic and global interplay among individuals, Mizzou has the need, opportunity and responsibility to dramatically sharpen inclusion, diversity and equity efforts throughout campus (and beyond). The University of Missouri-Columbia seeks a vice chancellor who possesses the ambition and skills to achieve the aspirations of UM system and Mizzou leadership, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

The University of Missouri Columbia has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search for Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with letters of interest should be sent electronically to the following:

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-293

Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Partner
Donna Cramer, Principal
Nicholas Vance, Associate
Grace Munschauer, Search Coordinator
Isaacson, Miller

The University of Missouri Columbia is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the university.  To fulfill that policy, the University of Missouri Columbia is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Missouri Columbia to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action. 

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