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Update on Vice President Search

VP for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer

Dear UMBC Community,

As you may recall, President Sheares Ashby announced in August that UMBC would begin a national search for a new vice president position to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion work across the campus.

As a key next step, we have assembled a search committee which includes students, faculty, and staff who will work with search firm Isaacson Miller to identify outstanding candidates for the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer role. The committee members are: 
  • Brian Barrio, Director, Athletics
  • Kate Drabinski, Principal Lecturer, Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; and Director, Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL+) Program
  • Eric Ford, Director, Shriver Center 
  • Ramon Goings, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture
  • Farah Helal ‘24, Political Science and Global Studies, and University System of Maryland Student Regent
    Bobbie Hoye, Associate General Counsel
  • Kim Leisey, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs 
  • Susan McDonough, Associate Professor, History; and President, Faculty Senate
  • Thania Muñoz Davaslıoğlu, Assistant Professor, Spanish and Latin American and Latinx Literature and Culture
  • Stanyell Odom, Director, Alumni Engagement
  • Emily Shrope, Vice President, Graduate Student Association
  • Desiree Stonesifer, Executive Administrative Assistant, Financial Services; and President, Non-Exempt Staff Senate
  • Jack Suess ‘80, M.S. ‘94, Vice President, Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer
  • Annica Wayman ‘99, Associate Dean, Shady Grove Affairs, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Jess Wyatt, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, and President, Professional Staff Senate 
  • Liang Zhu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
I am grateful for their willingness to help us find a leader who shares our values and is excited to join our community. We will continue to share updates as they are available.

Candace Dodson-Reed ’96, Chief of Staff to the President, and Chair, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer Search Committee


Posted: September 15, 2022, 9:28 AM