Candidates for the AVP for Community, Equity and Diversity to visit Campus

To all faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, along with community members, 

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in open forums for 3 candidates for the Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Diversity position.

Open forums are scheduled for May 1,  May 5,  and May 8  from 3:00 – 4:30 pm, in rooms 334/336 MUB.  Circle seating will be offered.

Candidates are: 

  • Jennifer (Jaime) Nolan
    Chief Diversity Officer, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community.  South Dakota State University.
  • Visiting May 1 - 2.   Download CV               
  • Sivagami (Shiva) Subbaraman
    Founding Director, LGBTQ Resource Center. Georgetown University. 
    Visiting  May 5-6. Download CV
  • Brian Corpening
    Assistant Provost for Diversity and Community Partnerships.  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 
    Visiting May 8-9. Download CV

Download an evaluation form and return to:

Annie Jones  -  Office of the President, Thompson Hall, Suite 204

no later than 9 AM Monday, May 12

To view video-taped interviews log-in to BlackBoard.*
Click 'Orgs & Depts' tab, then 'My Organizations', and then 'UNH Community'.
From the left menu, choose 'AVP for Community, Equity, and Diversity'.

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The new position was announced by President Mark Huddleston earlier this month in his State of the University address as another step toward advancing diversity and inclusion efforts at the university.

Anne Lawing, dean of students, and Alberto Manalo, associate professor of environmental and resource economics and vice chair of the faculty senate, will serve as co-chairs. See all committee members.

Summary of Position

The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Community, Equity, and Diversity is a new senior leadership position at UNH designed to develop a stronger institutional presence and the organizational strength needed to achieve UNH's strategic goals for inclusion, diversity, and equity.  

Reporting to the President, the AVP is responsible for fostering an environment that appreciates individual differences, values equal opportunity for all, and eliminate barriers based on factors related to race, sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, nationality, economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, language, veteran status, and religious belief.  Full participation by all in a diverse educational community is a goal of the position.  Units and programs whose mission is aimed at improving access, equity, social justice, and diversity so as to promote an inclusive environment for all are aligned under the direction of this position. 

The AVP will identify, promote and execute best practices for the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff; work with academic and non-academic units to increase the enrollment and retention of diverse undergraduate, graduate and professional students; coordinate activities that support the University’s strategic goals for inclusion and access; establish systems of accountability throughout the University; and advocate for ownership of quantifiable progress at every level of leadership. 

The AVP is responsible for leading the development, integration, coordination, and implementation of policies, practices, programs and initiatives that contribute to building a diverse and equitable community that enriches students’ education and enhances their ability to participate in a rapidly evolving, multicultural world and enables UNH to recruit, retain, and support talented people from all backgrounds. 

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Education:     Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferred 

How to Apply:  A full position announcement and instructions on how to submit an application can be found on-line at  Cover letter and resume may be electronically attached with application.  Computer access/assistance is available at the Human Resources Office, 2 Leavitt Lane, Durham, NH 03824 or call 603-862-0501 (TTY Users 603-862-3227). 

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. 
UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline is on-going and committee review will begin on Monday, March 31
  • Initial pool of candidates will be narrowed and top candidates will be selected by Friday, April 4
  • Initial screening interviews will take place between Monday, April 7 and Thursday, April 17
  • Campus interviews for the finalists will be held from Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 9
  • Candidates will be recommended to President Huddleston for the final selection by mid-May