Position summary

The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion leads institutional efforts in implementing a comprehensive strategic plan of advancing diversity, inclusion and equity at Western Michigan University by collaborating with students, faculty and staff, as well as with local and global stakeholders; addressing systemic barriers to inclusion and equity; galvanizing institutional constituents to participate in progressing diversity, inclusion and equity at all levels of the institution; providing intellectual leadership regarding diversity, inclusion and equity; and engaging in policy development and implementation. This position reports to the President and is a member of the executive leadership team. The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will supervise several personnel within the following units: Disability Services for Students; Division of Multicultural Affairs, which includes the College Assistance Migrant Program, MLK Jr. Student Scholars Academy and Mentoring for Success Program; Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program; and Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services.

Application process

The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Search Advisory Committee invites applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV and contact information for at least five references) to www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs.


Nominations may be sent to yvette.hyter@wmich.edu.


Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred all nominations and applications be submitted prior to Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.