VP of Diversity and Inclusion candidates to visit campus
MSU Denver faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend forums June 25-28.
June 13, 2019
After an intensive nationwide search for Metropolitan State University of Denver’s next vice president of Diversity and Inclusion, the search committee and President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., have invited four candidates to interview on campus. The candidates offer broad and unique employment and educational experiences. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend their respective open forums during the candidates’ visit:
June 25 – Jobi Martinez, Ph.D.
President’s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Postdoctoral Fellow, visiting special assistant
University of Houston-Downtown
June 26 – Dennis L. Rudnick, Ph.D.
Associate director of Multicultural Education and Research
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
June 27 – Fernando R. Guzman, Ph.D.
Assistant dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence
University of Colorado, Boulder Law School
June 28 – Michael Benitez Jr., Ph.D.
Chief diversity officer, dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and Title IX officer
University of Puget Sound
Student, faculty and staff feedback on the candidates will help inform the ultimate hiring decision. The following open-forum schedule will apply to each candidate visit:
10-11 a.m., SSB 440A – staff
2-3 p.m., SSB 237 (CMEI) – faculty and students
4-5 p.m., SSB 440A – community members
More information on each candidate will be available in the Early Bird the day before the candidate’s campus visit. Please stay tuned for more details, and contact Shawn Worthy, interim associate to the president for diversity, with any questions related to the process.
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