VP for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates to Visit Campus

One particular of 4 finalists will be Michigan Technological University’s 1st vice president
for range and inclusion. The finalists will job interview on campus commencing the
7 days of Aug. 24. They were picked right after a nationwide research that started past tumble. 

“Search Committee Chair Kellie Raffaelli and the committee have carried out an admirable
job in figuring out the 4 finalists,” mentioned President Richard Koubek. “These men and women
have a important total of experience in range and inclusion concerns and I’m
self-assured we will uncover the suitable suit for Michigan Tech.”

Speaking about Complex Challenges

As section of their on-campus job interview, each finalist will discuss the complexities
and many intersections of campus local climate concerns knowledgeable by students, college and
employees, and how they impact the instructional encounters of underrepresented teams.
The campus local community is invited to take part in each finalist’s public presentation
via Zoom. Presentations will be approximately forty five minutes followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A session.
All 4 classes will be recorded so that they may well be seen at a later time.

The 1st applicant to go to is Barbara Lundberg, who will be on campus from Monday, Aug. 24, by means of Wednesday, Aug. 26. Lundberg
has extra than twenty years of management experience in scholar and academic affairs. The
previous vice president for academic affairs and institutional usefulness at Lac
Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Local community College in Hayward, Wisconsin, Lundberg served as
interim higher education president when a search for the next president was performed. Lundberg’s Zoom webinar will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. twenty five.

Following, Wayne Gersie will go to campus from Monday, Aug. 31, by means of Wednesday, Sept. two. Gersie is now
chief range officer and director of range improvement, scholar systems and
outreach, at Pennsylvania Condition University’s Applied Study Laboratory. Gersie formerly
served as director of the Multicultural Engineering System at Penn Condition. Gersie’s Zoom webinar will just take location at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. one.

Roberto Sanabria will go to from Wednesday, Sept. two, to Friday, Sept. 4. Sanabria is the senior director
of human sources and fairness at the Puerto Rican Cultural Centre in Chicago. Prior
to that, he served as director of the Business of Equal Chance and Accessibility at Northwestern
University. Sanabria’s Zoom webinar will just take location at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. 

The past finalist to go to will be Sumita Furlong, who will be on campus Tuesday, Sept. 8, by means of Thursday, Sept. 10. At current,
Furlong is the exclusive assistant to the vice chancellor, scholar affairs, for range,
fairness, inclusion, strategic scheduling and initiatives, and exterior relations at the
University of California-Irvine. Furlong formerly served as the chief range
officer at the Terrific Lakes Faculties Association in Ann Arbor. Furlong’s Zoom webinar is at two p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Subsequent the visits, the campus local community will have an prospect to offer responses
via a protected on the web kind. 

Michigan Technological University is a public exploration university, dwelling to extra than
seven,000 students from fifty four nations around the world. Established in 1885, the University presents extra than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma systems in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, wellness professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a several miles from Lake Superior.