Search for Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Published March 7, 2018 This content is archived.

Updated April 18, 2018 This content is archived.


UB is actively recruiting the next Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, a senior leader responsible for leading, planning and coordinating UB’s efforts to ensure that policies and practices lead to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community. Among other duties, the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence is responsible for overseeing the implementation of “Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: UB’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan,” chairing the Inclusive Excellence Leadership and Advisory Council, working with senior leaders to ensure that inclusive excellence-related objectives are incorporated into strategic plans and operations of the university, providing advice and training resources to reduce barriers to diversity in faculty and staff searches, and helping ensure that UB’s reporting on progress toward inclusive excellence is transparent and public.

A full position summary and qualifications is available on UB Jobs at (no longer available). We expect to have the new Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence in place July 1, 2018.

The search committee members include:

  • Rajan, Batta—Chair, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Luis Chiesa, Professor, School of Law and Director, Buffalo Criminal Law Center
  • Jessica Coram, Assistant Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Margarita Dubocovich, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Lee Melvin, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Keiona Nance, Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Raechele Pope, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, Graduate School of Education
  • Jared Strohl, Graduate Student Representative
  • Barbara Ricotta, Associate Vice President, Student Life
  • Hilary Weaver, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work and Co-Director, Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

Please encourage faculty colleagues who have demonstrated strength in the area of inclusive excellence to consider this important position.  



Charles F. Zukoski                                                                                        Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs