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Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

University of New Haven
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

The University of New Haven invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging. The VP DEIA-B will be the organizational leader for enhancing and formalizing a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging within the university community across all aspects of education, programs, services, and employment opportunities at the university; as well as creating an expansive and far-reaching vision and strategic plan to ensure its implementation.

Working with faculty, staff, students and the senior leadership team, the VP DEIA-B will motivate and galvanize the campus community to create an inclusive environment, bringing subject matter expertise as well as the ability to educate, advise, and inspire the wider university community. Ultimately, the University of New Haven seeks to represent the rich diversity of society and for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds to succeed at a high level; the VP DEIA-B will be the essential driver in this effort.

The University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized nationally as one of New England's most comprehensive small private universities and by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Focused on excellence in liberal arts and professional education, its mission is to prepare students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by fostering an engaged and inclusive community and providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University enrolls nearly 9,000 students from across the globe. Additional information about the institution can be found at

The position of VP DEIA-B requires a master's degree (doctorate preferred); experience leading efforts related to elements of DEIA-B including race, gender, LGBTQ+, ability, neurodiversity, veteran status, socioeconomic status, religion, etc.; and advanced knowledge, understanding and experience implementing DEI practices related to a university setting. For more information about the position, including full qualifications, go to and click on University of New Haven.

Academic Search is assisting the University of New Haven in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to The position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to materials received by January 30, 2023. To apply, a candidate must submit 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate's working relationship with each. (See more information in the profile.)

Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with one of the senior consultants leading this search: Cynthia M. Patterson at or Maria Thompson at

University of New Haven is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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