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

Tue, 06/25/2013

LAWRENCE — The third of four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Wednesday, June 26.

Cynthia Warrick, who recently completed service as interim president at South Carolina State University, will make a presentation and take questions from the KU community.  Warrick’s presentation will begin at 3 p.m. June 26 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.
 
Presentations:
June 17: Sheying Chen
June 20: Robert Pratt
June 26: Cynthia Warrick, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room
June 28: TBA, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Kansas Union, Malott Room



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