Gavin Young
KU Office of Public Affairs

First candidate for vice provost for diversity and equity to visit KU

Thu, 06/13/2013

LAWRENCE — The first of four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Monday, June 17.

Sheying ChenSheying Chen, professor of public policy and administration and former associate provost for academic affairs at Pace University in New York, will make a presentation and take questions from the KU community. Chen’s presentation will begin at 3 p.m. June 17 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.

A vice provost for diversity and equity is specifically called for in Bold Aspirations, the university’s five-year strategic plan.  The leadership position guides the promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect.  The new vice provost will replace Fred Rodriguez, who is retiring this month.

Names of the other candidates will be released approximately 48 hours before their visit. After names are announced, information on candidates will be available on the provost’s website. The schedule of public presentations is listed below.


  • June 17: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room for Sheying Chen
  • June 20: 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Union, English Room
  • June 26: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room
  • June 28: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room.


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