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Provost launches search for Special Assistant for Inclusion, Diversity

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
April 9, 2018

SAN MARCOS – The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas State University has launched an internal search to fill the newly-created position of Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity.

The creation of this position is an outgrowth of Texas State's commitment to shared values, including a spirit of inclusiveness, the free exchange of ideas and a sense of community. To achieve these ideals, the university strives for all members of the Texas State community to feel welcome, embrace a diversity of people and ideas, and ensure that all voices are heard.

Through collaboration with Faculty Development, Faculty and Academic Resources, the Office of Equity and Access, and other groups, the special assistant will develop programs that facilitate an inclusive academic climate, promote the recruitment and advancement of all faculty, and ensure fairness in policies and practices that affect faculty. The special assistant will meet regularly with the associate provost and, based on annual reviews, will serve a three-year term.

The application process is open to tenured faculty members at Texas State who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and diversity. The special assistant position is expected to be filled by summer 2018.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.