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Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Search

Santa Clara University has launched an open national search for its first chief diversity officer, a vice president position that was created following the recommendations of the University's Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (2016), the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion (2017) and the Campus Climate Survey Report (2018). The new position will foster deeper collaboration with other divisions represented on the Cabinet and will cultivate strategic alignment on matters of diversity and inclusion across the University. The President appointed a search committee with the responsibility of identifying, screening and recommending candidates to him while also engaging broadly with the University community in the search process. The search firm WittKieffer will assist the committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates.  Throughout the search process, the committee will periodically update the University community.

Search Committee

Eva Blanco Masias, M.Ed. '11 (Chair)

Dean, Undergraduate Admission


Marco Bravo '94

Chair and Professor, Education

Andrew Chai

Assistant Director, Mission Church
Staff Senate President

Elsa Chen

Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, Political Science

Laura Ellingson

Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J. Professor,
Communication and Women's and Gender Studies

Anna Han

Interim Dean, School of Law

Anthony Hazard

Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

 


 


Byron Howlett

Assistant Dean, Student Life

Melina Johnson '01, M.A. '03

Adjunct Lecturer, Education; 
Coordinator of Field Experience, ECP
President, Alumni Association Board of Directors

Jennifer Konecny '68

Trustee Emerita

Catherine Moore '20

Civil Engineering

Kennedy Myers '20

Political Science and Communication

Kyle Shinseki, S.J.

Campus Minister, Faith Formation and Intercultural Ministry

Search Timeline*

    • Winter Quarter: Development of Leadership Profile and stakeholder engagement
    • Winter and Early Spring Quarters: Candidate recruitment and preliminary screening
    • Spring Quarter: Semifinalist interviews
    • Late Spring Quarter: Finalist interviews
    • June: Recommendations to President

*This timeline is a general guideline and subject to change.

Leadership Profile

Search Updates

Open Forums

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 11:45am-12:45pm -  Staff and Faculty Open Forum, Wiegand Room
    • 6:00-7:00pm - Student Open Forum, Wiegand Room

Search Committee Meetings

  • February 12, 2020
  • February 6, 2020

Outreach Meetings

The search firm WittKieffer has met with nearly 30 stakeholder groups and individuals to gather input to inform the Leadership Profile: 

  • President
  • Search Committee
  • President's Cabinet
  • Interim Provost
  • Staff Senate
  • Faculty Senate
  • Associated Student Government
  • Deans
  • Center Directors
  • Vice Provost for Student Life
  • Undergraduate Admission
  • Office of Accessible Education
  • Office for Diversity & Inclusion
  • EEO/Title IX
  • Office of Multicultural Learning
  • Inclusive Excellence Student Council
  • LEAD Program
  • Residence Life
  • Multicultural Center
  • Women's and Gender Studies Faculty Representatives
  • Ethnic Studies Faculty Representatives
  • Human Resources
  • University Relations
  • Global Engagement
  • Faculty and Staff Open Forum
  • Student Open Forum

Contact Us

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please contact WittKieffer via email at SantaClaracdo@wittkieffer.com.

If you have questions or comments for the search committee, please contact us via email at cdosearch@scu.edu.

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