Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Officer (CDIOO), College of Engineering

Columbus, Franklin County
Mar 27, 2014

The Ohio State University

Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Officer (CDIOO), College of Engineering


The Ohio State University (OSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Officer, College of Engineering (CDIOO).


Ohio State’s College of Engineering began in 1873, when the Department of Mathematics and Engineering was established as one of the seven original departments at the newly created land-grant institution. Since the first engineering degrees were awarded in 1880, Ohio State has been an international leader in engineering education and research. The College of Engineering currently has 297 full-time faculty, 14 of whom are members of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as 10,107 students enrolled in ten engineering departments and the Knowlton School of Architecture.


The CDIOO leads, oversees, and manages the College of Engineering diversity and outreach efforts. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, and influential leader with the ability to develop a collaborative, strategic vision for the outreach, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff. This vision will align with the College of Engineering’s strategic plan and OSU''s overarching institutional goals. Appointment to Assistant or Associate Dean will also be made commensurate with experience and qualifications. For further information about the College, please visit


Compelling candidates must have an excellent command of diversity issues in higher education, including faculty recruitment and retention issues, assessing and measuring the college climate, and the policy and legal dynamics of diversity in higher education. She/he must be astute in managing the University’s political landscape and sensitive situations; and possess an ability to manage contentious issues, build consensus and manage competing interests. She/he must be a strategic and accomplished leader in diversity and outreach in the STEM disciplines.


The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, nominations and applications should be submitted before May 1, 2014. Applications should include a detailed resume and a cover letter, as well as preferred contact information and should be sent electronically (Word or PDF files preferred) and in confidence to:


Paul H.L. Chou, Senior Client Partner & Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice

Rosa Morris, Senior Associate

Korn Ferry

Washington, DC



The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In order to build a more diverse workforce, qualified women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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