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On October 8, 2019 Chancellor Cartwright announced the beginning of a nationwide search for our next Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, who will lead these efforts in a visionary and collaborative way. The search will be guided by co-chairs Pat Okker, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Michael Middleton, professor emeritus, former MU deputy chancellor and UM System interim president.
Chancellor Cartwright is confident that we will be able to generate a broad, high-quality pool of candidates from a national audience. He bases that confidence on the tremendous support and reputation of MU as well as the efforts of our committee and in-house recruitment staff. Assisting the UM System Executive Recruitment team in this endeavor is executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.

Search Committee for University of Missouri-Columbia Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The following individuals agreed to serve on the search committee

Pat Okker
Dean, College of Arts and Science

Michael Middleton
Professor Emeritus, former MU Deputy Chancellor
and UM System Interim President


  • Hannah Clampitt, Chair, Staff Advisory Council
  • Chelsea Drake, Coordinator, Multicultural Center
  • Praveen Edara, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Patty Haberberger, Vice Chancellor, Human Resource Services
  • Andy Hayes, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA
  • Christine Holt, Chief of Staff and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, UM System
  • Kierra Jones, President, Legion of Black Collegians
  • Thomas Lambert, Professor, School of Law
  • April Langley, Chair, Department of Black Studies
  • Cristina Mislán, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism
  • Jamille Palacios Rivera, Assistant Teaching Professor, CAFNR
  • Clark Peters, Chair, Faculty Council
  • Mohamed Shahin, Accessibility and Accommodations Specialist
  • William Stackman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Sutterer, President, Missouri Students Association
  • Ajay Vinzé, Dean, Trulaske College of Business
  • Al Willsey, President, Graduate Professional Council
  • Laine Young-Walker, Associate Dean for Student Programs, School of Medicine



Reviewed 2020-01-07