VP for Diversity

Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Search

First Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Search
Committee to Seek Input

Creighton University is pleased to announce that it is conducting a search to select the University’s first vice provost of diversity and inclusion. The committee will work alongside Witt Kieffer, a leader in national diversity searches. The committee, in partnership with the search firm, is seeking student, staff and faculty input regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of the vice provost of diversity and inclusion.

Open Sessions

  • Aug. 23: 2-3 p.m. in Skutt Student Center Ballroom - Register here.
  • Aug. 24: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in Skutt Student Center Room 105 - Register here.

All members of the Creighton community are invited to contribute and help launch this national search.

For students, staff, and faculty that are unable to attend the open forums on August 23 and August 24, please provide the search committee with  input by completing this survey. Members of the Creighton community are also encouraged to contact members of the committee with the feedback throughout the process.  

If you would like to share comments, concerns, or questions confidentially with the search firm OR would like to nominate a candidate for the position, please contact CreightonVPIDI [at] wittkieffer [dot] com (subject: Vice%20Provost%20for%20Diversity%20and%20Inclusion%20Search) .

Committee Composition

The search committee for a vice provost of diversity and inclusion is headed by erikamoreno [at] creighton [dot] edu (Erika Moreno), PhD, associate professor of political science and international relations

  • janelallen [at] creighton [dot] edu (Janel Allen), associate vice president, Human Resources
  • adriandowell [at] creighton [dot] edu (Adrian Dowell Jr.), senior director of athletic development
  • barbaraharris [at] creighton [dot] edu (Barb Harris, PhD), director, Social Work Program
  • marianamiller [at] creighton [dot] edu (Mariana Miller), associate director, Master of Arts in Ministry Program and Creighton Spirituality Program
  • beckynickerson [at] creighton [dot] edu (Becky Nickerson), director, Creighton Intercultural Center
  • DhrutiTummalapalliTummalapalli [at] creighton [dot] edu (Dhruti Tummalapalli), Executive Vice President, Creighton Students Union.

Members of the committee are available for input during all stages of the search process via email and through public forums throughout 2017 and 2018.