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Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Vice Chancellor
  • Job ID: #Apply to Academic Search per instructions
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Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is currently searching for candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Student Affairs. Visit our landing page for additional details: Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs Search (

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs: This role will be filled by a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to guide campus efforts to provide students with a transformative, inclusive and supportive living and learning experience. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Student Affairs will promote the development and success of students by providing strategic vision, leadership and direction for a wide range of programs that enhance the quality of life for all UW-Eau Claire and UWEC–Barron County students. The Vice Chancellor will work with all divisions to partner and champion progress on the University’s strategic plans, its EDI plan and enrollment management plan, actively engaging faculty, staff and students in reaching its goals.

The Vice Chancellor for EDI and Student Affairs is a senior administrator, serving on the Chancellor’s executive leadership team and representing the University to the UW System and to the community. As a colleague and partner with the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Finance and Administration, the Vice Chancellor for EDI and Student Affairs collaboratively guides and advises the Chancellor and University leadership on student support services, initiatives supported by the Dean of Students, and campus-wide student and EDI initiatives in service to UW-Eau Claire’s goals for an equitable, inclusive and safe university for all its students, faculty and staff, especially those of marginalized identities. The Vice Chancellor must be adept at facilitating difficult discussions, shepherding change, creating and strengthening partnerships, and aligning an array of efforts across campus in service of student success.

The University: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a breakout leader for academic excellence and high-impact practices in the UW System. Consistently ranked among the top 10 public Midwestern universities, UW-Eau Claire recently earned the top national award for undergraduate research collaboration, a 50-year faculty-student tradition with global impact. This campus is known for natural beauty, spanning a winding river, and its hilltop residence halls overlook magnificent views of the Chippewa Valley. More than 10,500 students are drawn to this vibrant hub where innovation, leadership, diversity and inclusion are core values. Groundbreaking community partnerships in manufacturing, business, health care, and the cultural arts produce myriad opportunities for scholarship and internship. Average class size is 27 with a faculty/student ratio of 1:22. The University is noted for low debt for graduates and high value at a competitive tuition rate. The growing city of Eau Claire is located about 90 miles east of Minneapolis, with a population of about 70,000 that swells to 170,000 in spring and summer, when a half-dozen major music festivals draw visitors to the “Music Capital of the North.” The vibe on campus and in the surrounding community is one of boundless possibility and lifelong learning.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution (with a doctorate preferred) and will be an experienced higher education administrator with vision, energy, and interpersonal and leadership skills able to engage the University in achieving ambitious goals.

More information about UW-Eau Claire and the Vice Chancellor search, including a full list of qualifications, is available at Open Searches - Academic Search

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications can be submitted in confidence and should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Friday, February 26, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Bill Howard at and Chris Butler at

Visit the Search Prospectus here: Search Prospectus

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: