Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Trinity College is excited to invite nominations and applications for their Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (VPDEI). The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be a key member of the President’s senior administrative team. The Vice President will provide leadership and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the broader Hartford network connected to the college to advance Trinity’s vision of an inclusive and equitable community.
Trinity College was founded in 1823 and is one of the few highly selective, small liberal arts institutions in an urban setting. Located in Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city, 48 percent of Trinity’s students are women, 18 percent are students of color and 10 percent are international students. Trinity’s mission is to prepare students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Reporting to President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, the new Vice President will lead a selective coeducational institution of 2,200 students, 210 faculty and approximately 400 staff in its efforts to create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment. Aligned with its mission, Trinity seeks to identify a Vice President who integrates inclusive excellence as a core value and effective practice to engage, connect and transform community.
The ideal candidate will have a documented history of successfully developing and advancing diversity and inclusion programs coupled with in-depth knowledge of theory and practice serving a diverse group of constituents including students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and abilities to inspire, influence and build relationships.
Additional information about Trinity is available at www.trincoll.edu. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. We invite inquiries, nominations and applications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Trinity College’s consultants Charlene Aguilar, Khalilah J. Bryan Lawson and Christine J. Pendleton at TrinityCollegeVPDEI@wittkieffer.com.