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Associate vice president for institutional equity

About the position

Virginia commonwealth university seeks an assistant/associate vice president, institutional equity. Reporting to the vice president of institutional equity, effectiveness & success (IES), the AVP will promote a climate of trust, honesty, and integrity where all people are valued, and where differences are recognized as an asset. The AVP’s role focuses on meeting and exceeding civil rights compliance standards, as well as ensuring all federal and state legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner. They will provide broad leadership in the areas of title IX, accessibility and ADA Services, equal equity opportunity, and equity, and data and case Management. In addition, the role will lead reporting and data analysis functions.

Mission or goal of unit: The office of institutional equity, effectiveness and success (IES) advances VCU’s commitment to fostering a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and work environment. From equal opportunity and affirmative action; to transformative success and inclusive excellence; IES delivers impactful and data-informed diversity and inclusion programs and strategies, promoting cultural competence, civil discourse and racial justice.

Chief purpose: To support the vice president of institutional equity, effectiveness & success (IES) in fulfilling the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to actualizing these values. The role will fulfill critical leadership functions and will ensure the university’s proactive, compliant, and appropriate handling of civil rights-oriented issues. They will additionally coordinate essential reporting and data analysis functions.

How to Apply

VCU’s executive search team is assisting virginia commonwealth university in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:

VCU eJobs portal:

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Carol Ann Lawson. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. 

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Carol Ann Lawson, director of strategic initiatives

Celia O’Hallahan, talent acquisition specialist

VCU human resources

(804) 828-2928 



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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