Independent consultant a finalist for KU vice provost position in diversity, equity office

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Noelle Chaddock

The University of Kansas has announced its fourth and final candidate for its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging vice provost position: an independent consultant and author.

The candidate, Noelle Chaddock, will give her public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Kansas Union Big 12 Room.

Chaddock has worked internationally with universities and many other entities as a keynote speaker, author, consultant, trainer and human developmentalist in equity, inclusion, access and anti-racism, according to a news release from KU. She also serves as an adjunct professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies at James Madison University in Virginia. She is the author of “Antagonizing White Feminism: Intersectionality’s Critique of Women’s Studies and the Academy.”

Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Chaddock worked in higher education for more than a decade. She served as the vice president of equity and inclusion at Bates College in Maine from 2019 until 2021 and as associate provost at Rhodes College in Tennessee from 2016 until 2019.

Chaddock’s KU presentation will be livestreamed; the passcode is 904893.

KU has also interviewed Nicole Hodges Persley, who currently holds the KU vice provost position on an interim basis; Makini King, assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and Paul Frazier, a vice chancellor for anti-racism and diversity at Southern Illinois University.


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