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Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Job Number: 495055
Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University seeks a seasoned, strategic, and visionary leader for the position of Vice President for Equity, and Inclusion (VPEI). The VPEI will join a university with a trajectory of rapid growth in higher education, committed to advancing inclusive excellence among students, alumni, faculty and staff across every facet of the institution. Reporting to the president, the VPEI will advance efforts to build an even more inclusive and diverse campus community. The VPEI will strengthen the University’s many inclusion and diversity initiatives, develop data tracking and accountability metrics to measure the progress of ongoing efforts and initiatives around equity and inclusion, lead conversations and identify opportunities to improve campus climate, and further engage the entire community around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will be a values-driven and energetic leader with deep understanding of, and demonstrated experience championing issues inherent to inclusion, equity, and diversity within a complex institutional setting. The VPEI will possess the relationship building and operational skills needed to build effective partnerships across campus and various constituencies, and will have experience developing a dynamic culture of equity and inclusion in other organizations. The VPEI must understand equity, inclusion and compliance policies particular to higher education.

This is an exciting opportunity in a university that is bold and agile, shaping the future of higher education, with a passion for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you have a desire to make a difference at Quinnipiac University, we encourage you to apply.


Expressions of interest or inquiries should be directed to Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm assisting the university with this search.


About Quinnipiac:

As a major comprehensive university, Quinnipiac offers an enriching educational experience that prepares graduates for personal and professional success. Quinnipiac’s mission is to develop graduates who are enlightened global citizens, prepared for careers of the future. It caters to students of all ages, careers, and life stages, positioning them to excel in a world of rapid change in technologies, knowledge structures, societal relations, economic uncertainties, and geopolitical realignment. Quinnipiac strives to develop actively engaged students who lift communities and embrace inclusive excellence with openness to differences in lived experiences and world views. Quinnipiac’s strategic plan, designed to build the University of the Future, commits the institution to inclusive excellence across the entire community of faculty, staff and students.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.

Responsibilities: Quinnipiac has taken actionable steps to advance equity, inclusiveness, and social justice as cornerstones of the university. The VPEI will build on these initiatives and existing plans including the 10 Point Plan to Advance Racial Justice and the LGBTQ+ Inclusion Plan. The VPEI will champion the University’s strategic plan with a particular focus on the second pillar committed to advancing inclusive excellence. In addition, the VPEI will oversee the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement and its affiliated functions, and will be a critical partner in advancing the University’s global strategy. Key responsibilities include responsibility for Multicultural Education and Training; Global Education; International Student Services; Title IX; and the Herald Center for Jewish Life.

Education Requirements:

  • An advanced degree or relevant professional expertise in areas such as higher education, organizational leadership, equity and inclusion or a related field


  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, and within that, a substantial focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and/or a business environment
  • Proven track record of leadership and successful experience in managing teams, collaborating across units, and in developing diverse talent
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively mentor and develop a diverse community
  • An understanding of the opportunities and challenges shaping higher education
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to, and working collaboratively within, an executive leadership team

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist a university search committee. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm as directed at the end of this document.

Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner
Alycia Johnson, Managing Associate
Quizayra Gonzalez, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: March 20, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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