Finalists in Chief Diversity Officer search to visit campus this month

Published: April 5, 2018 8:50 am

This article was updated on April 17, 2018, at noon.

During the weeks of April 9 and 16, the University of Florida will welcome finalists in its search for its first Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. Candidate profiles, schedules and evaluation forms may be found on the CDO Search section of UF Human Resources’ website.

The following candidates are scheduled to visit:

  • Matthew L. Boaz, currently Chief Diversity Officer at Wright State University, will visit campus April 9-10.
  • John Fitzgerald Gates, currently Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, will visit campus April 11-12.
  • Antonio Farias, currently Vice President for Equity & Inclusion at Wesleyan University, will visit campus April 19-20.

At this time, schedules have been posted for the first two candidates, who will visit the week of April 9. Further details will continue to be posted as they become available. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate during the following sessions, as appropriate:

Monday, April 9
Matthew Boaz

10-11 a.m.          Forum and Presentation to Faculty and Staff
                             J. Wayne Reitz Union, Room 3320

1-2:15 p.m.        Town Hall and Showcase of Initiatives with Health Science Center Faculty and Staff
                            HPNP Building, G-201

Wednesday, April 11
John Fitzgerald Gates

10:15-11:15 a.m.    Forum and Presentation to Faculty and Staff
                                  J. Wayne Reitz Union, Room 3320

1-2:15 p.m.             Town Hall and Showcase of Initiatives with Health Science Center Faculty and Staff
                                 HPNP Building, G-201

Thursday, April 19-20
Antonio Farias

April 19

1-2:15 p.m.             Town Hall and Showcase of Initiatives with Health Science Center Faculty and Staff
                                 Communicore Building, Room C 1-4

April 20

8:15-9:15 a.m.    Forum and Presentation to Faculty and Staff
                              J. Wayne Reitz Union, Room 3320

The chief diversity officer will provide leadership, expertise and vision for a coordinated model for diversity and inclusion. As a member of the president’s cabinet, the chief diversity officer will also have a strategic position responsible for promoting and enabling an exceptional environment for faculty, students and staff.

Campus engagement is an important part of search processes at UF. Please help spread the word and encourage your colleagues and students to participate.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Kathy McKee, UFHR liaison to the search committee, at kemckee@ufl.edu or (352) 273-1703.

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