Provost Warwick Arden announced organizational changes in diversity, outreach and economic development programs effective July 1 as part of the university’s strategic realignment.
“These are among the first steps in a year-long realignment process that we believe will serve to strengthen NC State and allow us to direct our resources in a more impactful manner,” Arden said.
- NC State’s new Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity merges existing diversity units with three student affairs offices: Multicultural Student Affairs, the GLBT Center and the Women’s Center. Joanne Woodard will serve as vice provost for institutional equity and diversity.
- Dr. Jose Picart, former vice provost for diversity and inclusion, will take on new responsibilities as special assistant to the provost, directing the Shelton Leadership Program and coordinating outreach efforts such as the Raleigh Colleges and Community Collaborative, NC State/Wake County STEM Early College High School and military education programs. He also will lead many of the efforts currently housed in the Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development. That office will close at the end of the year with the retirement of its director, Dr. Jim Zuiches.
- The McKimmon Center and Continuing Education programs will move to the provost’s office with leadership from Alice Warren, vice provost for continuing education.
- An expanded Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development will merge economic development activities, including the Small Business Technology Development Center, under Vice Chancellor Terri Lomax.
For full details, read the memo (PDF).