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KU interviews two more finalists for diversity job

June 28, 2013


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The final two public candidates to be Kansas University’s new vice provost of diversity and equity visited the KU campus this week.

Cynthia Warrick made a public appearance Wednesday. Warrick recently served as interim president at South Carolina State University, a historically black institution, and is a senior fellow in the School of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Bernard Oliver was the fourth and final candidate to appear on campus, visiting today. He is a professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies at the University of Florida, where he is also a program coordinator for education leadership.

The first two finalists for the job — Sheying Chen of Pace University in New York and Robert Pratt of the University of Georgia — visited campus last week. The new diversity chief will replace Fred Rodriguez, who is retiring this month.

More information about all the candidates is available at


Centerville 4 years, 10 months ago

It pays $170,000 even though the university's budget has been 'cut to the bone' and the university has been 'devastated' by having to rein in its spending of taxpayers' money.

Tom McCune 4 years, 10 months ago

We must have more diversity!

We need smart people AND stupid people. We need good people AND bad people. We need energetic people AND lazy people.

Why can't we just have good, smart, energetic people and not give a rip about the externalities?

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