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Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Central Connecticut State University (Central) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. Central seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and experienced diversity leader, who possesses a strong record of compliance, to be their next Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI).  The VPEI will be primarily responsible for the continued development and implementation of legal and best practices for Title IX, EEO, and Affirmative Action policy, as well as cultivating a campus culture of equity and inclusion.

Reporting to President, Zulma R. Toro and serving as a member of the Executive Committee, the VPEI will provide leadership on important issues of compliance and training for current state and federal laws, regulations, and trends in advancing equity and inclusion across the university. More specifically, the VPEI will supervise the Office of Equity and Inclusion, will serve as a subject matter expert in Title IX compliance and equal opportunity, and will be involved in directly conducting and overseeing investigations and disposition of discrimination complaints, sexual assault and violence, annual review and update of all policies and procedures related to affirmative action and the design and delivery of educational materials and training to the campus community on matters related to Title IX, Affirmative Action, and equal opportunity. Additionally, the VPEI will have a solid understanding of human rights, rights of people with disabilities, and multicultural and diversity issues and will work collaboratively across the university to assist Central in achieving greater diversity to its faculty, staff, and student body and creating a campus culture characterized by civility, collegiality, inclusion, and respect.


The search is being assisted by Academic Search.  For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of minimum and desired characteristics for the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at under the “Open Searches” tab.

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations listed above, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to arrange a confidential discussion about the opportunity with the senior consultant for this search, Dr. Carlos N. Medina, at

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by May 31, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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