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Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

May 3, 2016

Aldo Billingslea announced yesterday that, after extensive discernment, he has decided not to seek another term as Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Aldo will complete his term on June 30 and is eager to return to full-time teaching in the Department of Theatre and Dance.  

I am very grateful to Aldo for his many significant contributions to our inclusive climate at Santa Clara, including his inauguration of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion three years ago; his assistance with inclusive searches for faculty positions; his development of a Diversity Dashboard; his initiation of an Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral Consortium among the Jesuit universities; his participation in the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion; and his valuable support for the Unity 4 process. 

A reception thanking Aldo for his contributions will be announced shortly. I will be appointing an interim leader for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. A search for the next Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion will commence after the report from the Blue Ribbon Commission has been received.