Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) provides strategic and programmatic leadership for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives and programs across the EOU campus, and serves as a key advisor to University executive and senior leaders to develop and integrate diversity best practices. The AVP DEIB is the senior diversity officer at Eastern Oregon University (EOU).


  • The AVP of DEIB develops sustainable diversity-centered initiatives, constructs culturally engaging programs, and builds effective relationships;
  • Engages key stakeholders, develops, implements, and operationalizes the University diversity strategic plan (including obligations under Oregon House Bill 2864);
  • Provides leadership to the DEI Response Advisory Team and Diversity Committee Advisory Committee;
  • Leads, supervises staff, and manages the Department of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging;
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive set of programs and initiatives focused on student, faculty, and staff diversity, multicultural competence, social justice, and inclusivity across the campus.


This is a remarkable personal and professional opportunity.  Eastern Oregon University – Oregon’s Rural University – is committed to lead, encourage, and support its students and employees in achieving diversity excellence that enriches and broadens their own lives and the lives of others worldwide.  EOU seeks a sincere professional and relational leader possessing integrity and compassion, vitality and energy, to model, foster, and inspire an even stronger culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that is valued, respected, and embraced. The AVP DEIB, the University’s first, will extend EOU’s nearly 100 year history of serving underrepresented and nontraditional students from an array of cultures and backgrounds.
EOU is a great community of dedicated individuals who are mutually supportive, interested, active, and competent in progressively achieving our Ascent 2029 institutional goals.