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UW Names Finalists for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion VP

September 16, 2022

Finalists for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Monday, Sept. 19.

The candidates are Herman Shelton, executive director for the Access Center at Colorado State University; Zebadiah Hall, director of student disability services at Cornell University; Jennifer Nolan, associate vice chancellor of community, equity and inclusive excellence at Washington State University; Rickey Frierson, director of diversity and inclusion at Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University; and Oyibo Afoaku, scholarship and engagement consultant for the Hudson and Hollan Scholars Program at Indiana University.

Each candidate will be on campus for a full two days of engagement, beginning Monday, Sept. 19, for the first candidate and ending Wednesday, Sept. 28, for the final candidate. These visits will include public presentations in which the campus community can participate in person and virtually, with opportunities for questions, and a meet and greet following the presentation.

Links to the presentations may be found at https://wyolinks.uwyo.edu/VPDEI/. The presentations will take place in Classroom 2010 of the Science Initiative Building.

Shelton’s public presentation is Monday, Sept. 19, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by the public meet and greet. To learn more about this candidate, go here.

Hall’s public presentation is Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by the public meet and greet. To learn more about this candidate, go here.

Nolan’s public presentation is Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by the public meet and greet. To learn more about this candidate, go here.

Frierson’s public presentation is Monday, Sept. 26, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by the public meet and greet. To learn more about this candidate, go here.

Afoaku’s public presentation is Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by the public meet and greet. To learn more about this candidate, go here.

The search committee welcomes input on each of the candidates following their presentations. Those wishing to submit their evaluations may do so confidentially. To submit feedback on candidate visits, go here.

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