UNC's Advisory Committee met Wednesday to discuss the search for a Chief Diversity Officer, new faculty positions focusing on the study of U.S. slavery and the state budget’s impact on departments at the University.
The main discussions Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz brought up revolved around the Chief Diversity Officer and faculty searches.
“We will be launching, by the end of next week, a search for a new position of vice provost for equity and inclusion,” Guskiewicz said. “This will be a national search and this individual will also serve as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer.”
Guskiewicz asked for thoughts on appointing an interim vice provost to the position while the search for a permanent candidate proceeds.
Members said they would prefer a different approach over appointing an individual to serve in the role temporarily.