Two finalists to be Kansas University’s new diversity chief visited campus this week, with two more to follow next week.
Sheying Chen, a professor of public policy and administration and a former administrator at Pace University in New York, appeared on campus for a public presentation Monday. Robert Pratt, a professor of history at the University of Georgia, followed with an appearance on campus Thursday.
They’re vying to be KU’s vice provost for diversity and equity. The new leader will replace Fred Rodriguez, who is retiring this month. Rodriguez was the first to serve in the position, which was created in 2011.
Two more finalists will visit campus next week, and KU will announce their names shortly before their appearances. More information about the candidates and their visits is available at provost.ku.edu.