Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Search

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Welcome to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (VPDI) Search website. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion is a new position that serves as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer and advises senior leadership about strategic diversity planning efforts that advance Iowa State’s mission and vision. Please use the navigation sidebars to review information available about the position and search process.

Stewart named first VP for diversity and inclusion

Reginald Stewart, chief diversity officer at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been selected vice president for diversity and inclusion at Iowa State. His appointment, subject to State Board of Regents approval at the regents' Oct. 22 meeting, begins on Dec. 1.

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** Updated September 3, 2015: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED **


Institutional Statement on Diversity

Iowa State University is a diverse community of people of all genders, ages, cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and abilities.

Iowa State celebrates and advances diversity by creating a safe place in which people can express themselves freely and share their unique talents. This diversity of talents enriches our campus by fueling creativity, innovation, and success.

Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect by fostering an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people.

Diversity, therefore, is an active process that requires our continuous dedication to promote the success of present and future generations of students, faculty, and staff.

Adopted April 5, 2011

University Non-discrimination Statement

"Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Robinette Kelley, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Title IX /ADA Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email"

Last Updated September 3, 2015