Southern Illinois leader finalist for KU vice provost position in diversity, equity office

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Paul Frazier

A vice chancellor for anti-racism and diversity at Southern Illinois University is the third candidate vying to lead the University of Kansas’ diversity and equity efforts.

Paul Frazier will give a public presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Forum in Marvin Hall as part of KU’s interview process to fill the position of vice provost of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Frazier has been in the higher education field for the last 15 years, and currently serves as the vice chancellor for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Prior to his position in Illinois, Frazier worked in the diversity and equity offices at the University of South Alabama and Texas Tech. Frazier also has served as an adjunct professor both at Southern Illinois and Texas Tech, teaching courses on diversity, African studies and the history of hip-hop.

People who want to attend Frazier’s presentation remotely can do so at The passcode is 021692

KU previously has interviewed Nicole Hodges Persley, who currently holds the KU vice provost position on an interim basis, and Makini King, assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

KU intends to interview a fourth candidate on Oct. 3. The identity of that candidate hasn’t yet been released, but will be just prior to the interview.


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