Media Advisory: University of Missouri System to host Open Forums for Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Candidates


Christian Basi

February 05, 2016

WHAT:   Three candidates selected by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Search Committee for the position of Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the University of Missouri System will participate in open forums beginning February 9, 2016.

WHEN:   February 9, 2016: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Candidate: Paulette Granberry Russell

February 11, 2016: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Candidate: Kevin McDonald

February 16, 2016: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Candidate: G. Christine Taylor

WHERE:   All candidate open forums will be held at the Old Alumni Center, 1105 Carrie Francke Drive, Columbia, MO 65203

The order of candidate open forums was determined by candidate availability and travel considerations.

All forums will be live-streamed with a link available at prior to the broadcast.

Additional candidate information is available at

News media that would like to cover the forums are asked to please notify Chief Communications Officer John Fougere at the contact information above no later than noon the day prior to each scheduled forum. Candidates will be available following the open forums for interviews.