VP for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates to Visit Campus

Maria J. Danford

1 of four finalists will be Michigan Technological University’s initially vice president for variety and inclusion. The finalists will interview on campus beginning the week of Aug. 24. They were picked after a nationwide search that started final slide.  “Search Committee Chair Kellie Raffaelli and the committee have performed an admirable occupation in figuring […]

1 of four finalists will be Michigan Technological University’s initially vice president
for variety and inclusion. The finalists will interview on campus beginning the
week of Aug. 24. They were picked after a nationwide search that started final slide. 

“Search Committee Chair Kellie Raffaelli and the committee have performed an admirable
occupation in figuring out the four finalists,” stated President Richard Koubek. “These people today
have a significant amount of experience in variety and inclusion troubles and I’m
self-assured we will discover the correct suit for Michigan Tech.”

Discussing Advanced Issues

As aspect of their on-campus interview, each and every finalist will discuss the complexities
and a lot of intersections of campus local climate troubles expert by students, college and
team, and how they impact the educational ordeals of underrepresented teams.
The campus community is invited to participate in each and every finalist’s general public presentation
through Zoom. Presentations will be about 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
All four periods will be recorded so that they may well be considered at a afterwards time.

The initially candidate to stop by is Barbara Lundberg, who will be on campus from Monday, Aug. 24, through Wednesday, Aug. 26. Lundberg
has more than 20 yrs of management experience in college student and tutorial affairs. The
previous vice president for tutorial affairs and institutional efficiency at Lac
Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College or university in Hayward, Wisconsin, Lundberg served as
interim school president though a search for the next president was performed. Lundberg’s Zoom webinar will be held at three p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Next, Wayne Gersie will stop by campus from Monday, Aug. 31, through Wednesday, Sept. 2. Gersie is at present
chief variety officer and director of variety enhancement, college student applications and
outreach, at Pennsylvania State University’s Utilized Analysis Laboratory. Gersie beforehand
served as director of the Multicultural Engineering System at Penn State. Gersie’s Zoom webinar will get location at three p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Roberto Sanabria will stop by from Wednesday, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 4. Sanabria is the senior director
of human means and fairness at the Puerto Rican Cultural Middle in Chicago. Prior
to that, he served as director of the Workplace of Equal Possibility and Accessibility at Northwestern
University. Sanabria’s Zoom webinar will get location at three p.m., Thursday, Sept. three. 

The final finalist to stop by will be Sumita Furlong, who will be on campus Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Thursday, Sept. 10. At present,
Furlong is the unique assistant to the vice chancellor, college student affairs, for variety,
fairness, inclusion, strategic organizing and initiatives, and exterior relations at the
University of California-Irvine. Furlong beforehand served as the chief variety
officer at the Excellent Lakes Schools Association in Ann Arbor. Furlong’s Zoom webinar is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Next the visits, the campus community will have an chance to give suggestions
through a safe on line type. 

Michigan Technological University is a general public investigation college, home to more than
seven,000 learners from 54 countries. Launched in 1885, the University presents more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree applications in science and know-how, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a number of miles from Lake Exceptional.

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