Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

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The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio


The Ohio State University (OSU) seeks a strategic, collaborative, and values-driven leader to serve as its next Vice Provost for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, the vice provost will be responsible for strategically aligning with the university’s Academic Plan, building upon the office’s programmatic and student-centric excellence, and expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ)-related training opportunities for the greater campus community. The vice provost will support the senior vice provost in advancing the university’s Shared Values, enriching OSU’s culture of inclusion and belonging for all campus constituents, and ensuring that OSU becomes a local, regional, and national exemplar for DEIJ-related programming, dialogue, advocacy, and scholarship. The university defines diversity broadly and values multiple dimensions of diversity across various demographics, religions, countries of origin, perspectives, and backgrounds. The university strives to create an institutional culture where all individuals can fully participate and feel valued. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is critical to this effort.

The vice provost will manage the daily operations of the ODI, helping to identify and retain top-notch staff, supervising key scholarships, mentoring, and student success initiatives, and identifying opportunities to introduce programming, training, and mentoring programs that serve and support a wider array of minoritized and intersectional identities. In addition to overseeing the office, the vice provost will support the senior vice provost in partnering with leaders in the Center for Belonging and Social Change, the Office of Student Life, Human Resources, and the regional campuses to promote transparent, collaborative communication and consistent wrap-around support for all campus constituents, with an emphasis on those with minoritized, underrepresented, and intersectional identities in pursuit of the university’s academic mission.

The university seeks an outstanding scholar, leader, and practitioner who is a collaborative, consensus-building, and visionary DEIJ champion. The vice provost must be an expert in DEIJ best practices who is committed to faculty, student, and staff success, an exceptional communicator who is skillful at building relationships across a complex organization, and a savvy and insightful administrative leader. 



All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be submitted electronically via Nominations and inquiries must also be submitted to the same web address with correspondences addressed to the search firm representatives noted below. Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Please note that all applications, nominations, emails, and other inquiries are subject to Ohio Public Records Law (Ohio Revised Code, chapter 149.43).

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner

Afi Tettey-Fio, Senior Associate

Alexis Ditaway, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1800 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20006

The Ohio State University is committed to non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action. This commitment is both a matter of law and moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community in which individual differences and diversity are celebrated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination. Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides equal employment opportunities and reasonable accommodation, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in education programs and activities. Equal access to employment opportunities, admission, educational programs, and all other university activities is extended to all persons.

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