University of Colorado Colorado Springs - Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CO, Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks in its next Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a collaborative, strategic, inspiring and proven leader in building programs and partnerships that address intersecting dimensions of diversity.

As a premier comprehensive undergraduate and specialized-graduate research university, UCCS provides students with academically rigorous and life-enriching experiences in a vibrant university community. The campus offers liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, public affairs, health sciences and teacher preparation undergraduate-degree programs and a select number of master’s and doctoral-degree programs. 

From its founding, UCCS has driven to serve its students and their diverse needs while shaping itself into a transformational force for its surrounding community. Under the University of Colorado System, UCCS fuels success for almost 12,000 students. Students come from all 50 states and 82 different nations, 34% identify as diverse, 20% are military-affiliated and one-third are first-generation college students.

The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion (VCDEI) will join UCCS at a time of increasing opportunity and transformative cultural change. Reporting directly to Chancellor Venkat Reddy, the vice chancellor will serve as a dynamic thought leader, partner and trusted member of the senior leadership team. In collaboration with the university community, the VCDEI will reimagine and articulate a strategic vision for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, assess and determine structures to meet the University’s goals while also building relationships and fostering collaboration, provide leadership to a team of dedicated professionals, and serve as an ambassador in the University and local communities. The new VCDEI will set an ambitious course that reflects the distinctiveness of the University aligned with UCCS’s mission and core values.

In order to achieve these goals, the VCDEI must be an experienced talented professional who is eager to lead purposeful action and embraces a shared responsibility for the community. The VCDEI will define, inspire and execute the work of inclusion, engaging all corners of UCCS communities. Candidates should provide evidence of supervisory and leadership experience and be able to demonstrate a record of success in building strategic coalitions and serving as a connector across organizational and cultural boundaries.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 7, 2021.

Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Charlene L. Aguilar, Ed.M. and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D.,

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

The salary range for this position is $153,722 – $187,882 annually plus benefits.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family and offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at