Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Search

Oregon State University recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion are crucial to its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service.

To support that mission, the university seeks a vice president and chief diversity officer who will lead and sustain — through collaboration, partnership and action — efforts to create a university community characterized in all it does by a central commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. This position will provide high-level leadership of the university’s overarching diversity objectives and strategies.


News and Events

Scott Vignos appointed as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. 


Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Search Advisory Committee

Susan Gardner, dean, College of Education; chair, Search Advisory Committee

Spirit Brooks, research evaluation and assessment coordinator, OSU Extension Service;  interim director, College Student Services Administration Program

Rebecca Camarillo, leadership liaison, SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network

Soria Colomer, associate professor; chair, Education Ph.D. Program, College of Education

Kevin Dougherty, associate vice provost and dean of students

Becca Gose, general counsel

Jen Humphreys, chief assistant to the president; search administrator/liaison to search firm

Steven Jackson, OSU Foundation Board of Trustees, OSU Alumnus

Jeff Kenney, director, Institutional Education for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Diversity

Kathryn Lent, clinical assistant professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, OSU-Cascades

Kimya Massey, deputy athletics director/chief operating officer, Oregon State Athletics; search advocate

Kari-Lyn Sakuma, associate professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; representative, Faculty Senate Administrative Appointments Committee

John Valva vice president, alumni engagement, and executive director, OSU Alumni Association