The University of Colorado
Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks in its next Vice
Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a
collaborative, strategic, inspiring and proven leader in building
programs and partnerships that address intersecting dimensions of
As a premier comprehensive undergraduate and
specialized-graduate research university, UCCS provides students
with academically rigorous and life-enriching experiences in a
vibrant university community. The campus offers liberal arts and
sciences, business, engineering, public affairs, health sciences
and teacher preparation undergraduate-degree programs and a select
number of master's and doctoral-degree programs.
From its founding, UCCS has driven to serve its students and
their diverse needs while shaping itself into a transformational
force for its surrounding community. Under the University of
Colorado System, UCCS fuels success for almost 12,000 students.
Students come from all 50 states and 82 different nations, 34%
identify as diverse, 20% are military-affiliated and one-third are
first-generation college students.
The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion (VCDEI)
will join UCCS at a time of increasing opportunity and
transformative cultural change. Reporting directly to Chancellor Venkat Reddy,
the vice chancellor will serve as a dynamic thought leader, partner
and trusted member of the senior leadership team. In collaboration
with the university community, the VCDEI will reimagine and
articulate a strategic vision for advancing diversity, equity and
inclusion, assess and determine structures to meet the University's
goals while also building relationships and fostering
collaboration, provide leadership to a team of dedicated
professionals, and serve as an ambassador in the University and
local communities. The new VCDEI will set an ambitious course that
reflects the distinctiveness of the University aligned with
UCCS’s mission and core
In order to achieve these goals, the VCDEI must be an
experienced talented professional who is eager to lead purposeful
action and embraces a shared responsibility for the community. The
VCDEI will define, inspire and execute the work of inclusion,
engaging all corners of UCCS communities. Candidates should provide
evidence of supervisory and leadership experience and be able to
demonstrate a record of success in building strategic coalitions
and serving as a connector across organizational and cultural
A detailed leadership profile is available at
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of
interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Colorado Colorado
Springs in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate
materials should be received by September 7, 2021.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s
portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Charlene
L. Aguilar, Ed.M. and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D., UCCS-VCDEI@wittkieffer.com.
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy,
disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or
political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to
The salary range for this position is $153,722 - $187,882 annually
The University of Colorado is committed to providing employees
with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you,
your health, and your family and offers a full benefits package.
Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility,
is available at www.cu.edu/employee-services.