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ERIC Number: EJ798667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-9508
The Chief Diversity Officer
Williams, Damon; Wade-Golden, Katrina
CUPA-HR Journal, v58 n1 p38-48 Spr-Sum 2007
Numerous institutions are moving toward the chief diversity officer model of leading and managing diversity in higher education. These officers carry formal administrative titles and ranks that range from vice president for institutional diversity to associate vice chancellor for diversity and climate and dean of diversity and academic engagement. Yet, if one asked these officers what they do, most would respond that they are the institution's "chief diversity officer," using the descriptor more commonly found in the corporate world. This article summarizes key findings from a national study of these officers and presents several concepts to assist human resource professionals and others in their efforts to design new roles, support search committees, locate the best talent and help new officers launch to a fast start.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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