Chief Diversity Officer

first_imgColgate seeks in its next CDO a courageous, collaborative,strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record of buildingprograms and partnerships in addressing intersecting dimensions ofdiversity. Successful candidates will bring emotional intelligenceand strong communication and conflict-resolution skills to chargedissues in order to move the institution forward in its ambitions.Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated skills in collectingand using data to assess programs; familiarity with and support ofshared accountability in an academic setting; significantsupervisory experience and demonstrated strengths in coaching andmentoring; and the capacity to bring together community resourcesin support of institutional change and growth. Accountabilities Job Open Date08/04/2020 This new senior University officer will have the opportunity todefine priorities and directions in a time when the University ispushing forward ambitiously on many fronts, supported by aPresident and Provost deeply committed to diversity and inclusion.Reporting directly to President Brian W. Casey, this leader willserve as a key strategic advisor to the president and as a vitalmember of the University Cabinet.The CDO will oversee the continued development of the University’slong-term plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, a part of theUniversity’s Third-Century Plan, which identifies a diverse,inclusive and equitable community as foundational for the strengthand success of the University. Additional priorities for the CDOinclude assisting with recruitment and retention of diversefaculty, staff and students, and providing support to diversity,equity and inclusion practitioners already on the campus, workingwith a number of offices to coordinate DEI efforts across campus,and deepening connections to diversity, equity and inclusion workacross the campus and with the Village of Hamilton. Education Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions Summary Department Statement Open Until FilledNo Professional Experience/ Qualifications It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate againstany employee or applicant for employment on the basis of theirrace, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexualorientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate isan Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates fromhistorically underrepresented groups, women, persons withdisabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A terminal degree is preferred, but not required. Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for itsintellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunningbeauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater. Founded in1819 and located in Hamilton, NY, the mission of Colgate is todevelop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leadersby challenging young men and women to fulfill their potentialthrough residence in a community that values intellectual rigor andrespects the complexity of human understanding. Colgate seeks, onmultiple fronts, to pursue its academic mission at an even higherlevel.The CDO will join a supportive community and lead an institution ofalmost 3,000 students, 332 full-time faculty and approximately 650staff in its efforts to create a diverse, inclusive and equitableacademic community. The CDO will provide leadership and collaboratewith the board, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumniand the Hamilton community to advance Colgate’s vision of aninclusive and equitable community gathered in pursuit of Colgate’sacademic mission. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resumeand a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadershipprofile. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should bereceived by October 16, 2020 .To view the full position description and to apply, go to: WittKieffer .Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to theuniversity’s consultants, Charlene Aguilar and Christine Pendletonat [email protected] EEO Statement Job Close Date For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Nature’s color display

first_imgOrange peak = Nov. 1″This year’s peak for orange coloring is predicted at Nov. 1, sogood viewing should be two weeks ahead of this date and one weekpast it,” he said.He suggests mapping out two routes for your leaf-watchingtrek.”Take one northbound Georgia highway up and come back onanother,” he said. “Once you reach your destination, get up highto see the best color distribution.”Nature’s fall color display is the result of trees’ naturalliving processes.”Dead leaves just turn brown and fall, but living leaf tissuedevelops color with bright days, cool but not freezingtemperatures and a slight drought,” Coder said. “Hard freezes orfrost at night, overcast and wet conditions can damage colorformation, and a big, windy storm front can blow all the leavesoff the trees.” A natural processTrees naturally turn color this time of year as they enter whatCoder calls “a resting phase of their lives.””The chlorophyll breaks apart, and the supporting leaf tissuesare sealed off from the tree and allowed to die,” he said. “Thisprocess allows new pigments to be made and old pigments to berevealed.”Red, yellow and brown are the colors most people equate with fallleaf color. But Coder says many more colors are on nature’spalette.”The three color systems tree leaves use are bright yellow tobright crimson oil colors, blue to deep purple water colors, andtan to dark brown earth tones,” Coder said. “Some trees, likesweetgum, can have all three colors on one tree. Other trees,like some oaks, have reds and dark reds all over the crown.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf leaf-watching is a traditional part of your fall outings, it’stime to plan your trip to the Georgia mountains. University ofGeorgia professor Kim Coder says Oct. 18 through Nov. 8 are thebest times to see nature’s color display.A UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources treehealth care specialist, Coder uses his personal leaf color modelthat is based on climate and tree health factors to estimate thepeak times for viewing yellow, orange and red leaf color waves.center_img Display flows southIf you don’t have the time or money to travel north, you canstill enjoy fall leaf color displays.”Because of cool, bright and clear conditions, the colors startat higher altitudes and flow downhill into the valleys headedsouth,” Coder said. “There are three color waves that pass throughseven to 16 days apart, depending upon the year. A yellow wavefirst, then an orange wave and finally a red wave that leads intowinter.”So, if you can’t get to the mountains for the first wave, staywhere you are and the color will come to you.last_img read more