Miami University

Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Miami University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Miami University seeks an innovative, resourceful and collaborative professional to lead the University’s efforts to strengthen and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Building upon a comprehensive strategic plan, the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (Vice President) reports to the President, serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet, and works collaboratively across Miami’s academic and administrative offices to establish diversity initiatives and to ensure that objectives are directly linked to the University's mission statement and policies.

Miami University is a highly respected and distinctive public institution of higher education that is recognized for outstanding undergraduate education and selective graduate and research programs.  The University serves the citizens of the state of Ohio, as well as an established regional and an increasingly national constituency.  With a student body of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and approximately 2,000 graduate students at its Oxford campus, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.   

The ideal candidate will bring substantial experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in large, complex organizations, preferably with higher education experience; lead the development of a unifying strategic vision for the future of equity and inclusion at the University; bring together the current array of diversity-related programs and initiatives into a cogent, powerful whole; and serve the entire University community as an accessible, trusted, and responsive subject matter expert on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, experienced leader to join a premier student-centered, public university and play a key role in its evolution and continued success.  The next Vice President will bring an advanced degree, at least ten years of progressively responsible experience working on matters related to diversity and inclusiveness, and the ability to deal with employees at all levels of the organization, senior administrators, politicians, and regulatory administrators.

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The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. Please submit materials or nominations to the following address:

R. Thomas Fitch, Partner

Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search


While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or (513) 529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.