VP for Institute Diversity Creates New Positions
As the fall semester kicks off, the Georgia Tech community can expect to see a lot of change coming to the Office of the Vice President for Institute Diversity.
Gordon Moore, formerly the director of OMED Educational Services, has been added to the staff as executive director for student diversity and inclusion.
In this role, Moore will report to Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity, and his main focus will be on providing administrative leadership for a newly created division within the office that focuses on recruitment, retention and other initiatives that enhance racial, gender and social equity for undergraduates.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what Gordon will bring to our growing office,” Ervin said. “The experience he gained in his role at OMED will be put to good use as he implements new diversity and inclusion initiatives here at Tech.”
In addition to Moore’s position, Ervin will also be adding an associate vice president for institute diversity and inclusion to his staff. This person will provide operational leadership to develop goals and action agendas related to the strategic plan.
A search is also under way for an executive director for research and institute collaborations, who will work with internal and external stakeholders in designing funding proposals to address the recruitment and retention of minority and female faculty, staff and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
“The associate vice president for institute diversity and inclusion and the executive director for research and institute collaboration will provide leadership for creating our common agenda for diversity and inclusion, and leveraging the talent of all members of the Georgia Tech community,” Ervin added.
RSVP for Fall Diversity Symposium
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the 2011 Diversity Symposium on Sept. 9. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Institute Diversity.
“Over the past two years, this event has been held to encourage dialogue about diversity among all members of the campus community — from students to staff,” Ervin said. “I am excited to carry on this tradition and hope that people from all walks of campus will attend.”
The symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Global Learning Center and will feature keynote speaker Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as well as panelists from Tech and beyond the Institute.
The deadline to RSVP for the event is Aug. 29. RSVP here.