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Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion

D'Youville College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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D'Youville - a growing, diverse, metropolitan campus community committed to instilling character in students so that they become change agents - invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the new position of Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion (VPMDI). A member of the President's Council, the VPMDI reports directly to President Lorrie Clemo and will work with the senior leadership to ensure the university proudly honors its mission and rich heritage of service while openly welcoming and vigorously supporting students of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. The next VPMDI is expected to start in January 2022.

Founded in 1908, D'Youville is a highly regarded private, coeducational institution on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo, NY, adjacent to a growing downtown and year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. Under the leadership of President Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community. In 2021, D'Youville was ranked by US News and World Report among the top 100 performers on social mobility. The institution seeks a Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion who understands this changing landscape in higher education, and who can provide compelling leadership to help create and sustain a mission-focused campus environment that is welcoming to all those interested to learn and serve.

The ideal VPMDI will be a collaborative leader who blends a systems perspective with a healthy urgency to see results. The leadership team is creative, collaborative, forward-looking, student-focused, and accustomed to moving at a quick pace; D'Youville seeks a leader with a similar mindset along those dimensions who will bring a strong voice to the table for mission, diversity, and inclusion.

D'Youville is being assisted by Academic Search, with Scott Flanagan serving as Senior Consultant in this search. Confidential discussions may be arranged directly online or, if that does not work, via email at

For more information about the institution, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search Website. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee's name, title, institution, and email address. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by Friday, November 5, 2021, can be assured full consideration.

D'Youville provides equality of opportunity to all persons in respect to employment and to admission of students. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. It continues to be the policy of D'Youville not to discriminate on the basis of disability. No person is denied admission, employment or access solely because of any physical, mental, or medical impairment, which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the education requirements or occupation for which applications have been made.

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