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Third Finalist for VP of Diversity and Inclusion Visits Today

By Maryland Today Staff

The third of four finalists for the university’s new position of vice president for diversity and inclusion will come to campus today for interviews and to meet with students, faculty and staff.

Georgina Dodge is associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at Bucknell University and its chief diversity officer, and an adjunct associate professor of English. She previously served as chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator at the University of Iowa.

She will appear in a campus open forum for faculty, staff and students from 3:30–4:15 p.m. in 6137 McKeldin Library (Special Events Room). Then she’ll meet with graduate and undergraduate students from 4:15–5 p.m. in the same room. Attendees at either forum are invited to fill out a confidential candidate feedback form afterward.

Because of the confidential nature of the search process, candidates’ names are being released one day prior to their visits to campus. The fourth forum is scheduled for Thursday in 6137 McKeldin Library.

The search committee for the new vice president position, co-chaired by Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and Warren Kelley, assistant vice president for student affairs, is working to schedule a possible fifth finalist’s visit to UMD.

The person hired for this new position will serve as a member of the president’s cabinet and will lead the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), which encourages and supports the efforts of units throughout the university to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. ODI coordinates activities and programs, as well as inclusion and diversity initiatives on campus and beyond.

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