Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall announced this week staffing plans for the Office of Equity and Diversity. Over the next year, the office will operate under an interim-staffing plan. Effective immediately, Jenny Richter will become the interim director. A search will be conducted for a twelve-month limited duration appointment interim assistant director.
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The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the creation of a disability task force at UT in this story. The nineteen-member group
Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has convened a task force that will develop recommendations and strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of our campus for people with disabilities. The task force is charged with developing recommendations for the campus by examining strengths and weaknesses of accessibility on campus and identifying potential solutions and best practices at other higher education institutions.
Rickey L. Hall, assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, has been named vice chancellor for diversity at UT. He will begin work in June 2013.