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About the Associate Vice Chancellor Position

The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Student Affairs for Identity and Inclusion at University of Wisconsin–Madison is a senior administrator in Student Affairs, reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s leadership team. They assist in planning, implementation, partnership-building, and assessment around strategic initiatives designed to enhance the academic, social, emotional, and overall success of underrepresented students as well as the entire student body. They are also a key liaison between Student Affairs and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement. The AVC serves as a university advocate championing diversity, equity, and social justice as critical components of institutional experience and promotes a university culture of inclusion where students from all identities are able to thrive and be engaged.

With a budget of approximately $4.5 million and approximately 53 staff members, the AVC provides leadership in administering a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to support student success at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Departments reporting to the AVC at this time include:

  • Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
  • International Student Services
  • McBurney Disability Resource Center
  • Multicultural Student Center
  • University Veteran Services

The anticipated start date is in December 2019.

About the Associate Vice Chancellor Search

The search for a new Associate Vice Chancellor launched in November 2019. The eight-member search committee charged by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor is chaired by Christina Olstad, Dean of Students.

In addition to Olstad, members of the search and screen committee are the following:

  • Jared Biddle, Student in Elementary Education and President of the Wisconsin Black Student Union
  • Simone Collins, Associate Director of Campus-Based Services in Mental Health for University Health Services
  • Cheryl Gittens, Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement
  • Mark Kueppers, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Leadership and Involvement
  • Caitlyn LoMonte, Assistant Director for Social Justice Programs of the Multicultural Student Center
  • Emi Almanza Lopez, Student in Environmental Science and Sociology and Social Justice Intern in the Multicultural Student Center
  • Ruben Mota, Associate Director of the McBurney Disability Resource Center