President Robert L. Manuel > Notes from Rob > 2023-24 > Launching the OIDE vice president search

Launching the OIDE vice president search

​​Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, 

Last week, I met with the committee that will help us identify the next vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I’m happy to report our search is officially underway. 

DePaul is partnering with WittKieffer, a global leadership search and advisory firm, to help support this important work for our university. O​​​​ur search committee includes a diverse group of representatives from our colleges, administrative departments, and shared governance councils. The full committee list is available below and on the search website​.

The university community will have many opportunities to participate throughout the search process: 

  • WittKieffer will lead a series of listening sessions to learn about what our university community is looking for in a vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. These sessions will take place both in-person and virtually, and we will share details when they become available. 
  • The DePaul community will have the opportunity to complete a survey to provide input regarding the search. 
  • Our finalists will visit campus to participate in a university-wide open forum.
  • Our finalists will also mee​t with vetting groups of students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to be considered for one of the vetting groups, please contact

​All updates and progress on the hiring of the new vice president for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will be posted on the search website, which you can view here

DePaul community members may send questions, comments, or feedback regarding the OIDE vice presidential search to

Thank you for everything you do to move our university forward as we strive to become a national leader in higher education.


Robert L. Manuel

OIDE Vice Presidential Search Committee Members

  • Martine Kei Green-Rogers, The Theatre School (co-chair)
  • Sonia Soltero, College of Education (co-chair)
  • Darryl Arrington, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • Stephanie Baugh, Athletics
  • GianMario Besana, Academic Affairs 
  • Barrie Jean Borich, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
  • Carolyn Bronstein, College of Communication
  • ​Graciela Covarrubias, Enrollment Management
  • Kimberlie Goldsberry, Student Affairs  
  • Jaslynn Hodges, Student Government Association
  • Valerie Johnson, Academic Affairs
  • Kristin Lansdown, University Library
  • Young-Me Lee, College of Science and Health
  • Stephani Mason, Driehaus College of Business
  • Larry Melton, Student Affairs
  • Gregory Moorehead, Student Affairs
  • Siobhan O’Donoghue, Mission and Ministry
  • Xavier Perez, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Lolita Pippens, Enrollment Management
  • Damien Rodriguez, College of Science and Health
  • Abdul-Malik Ryan, Mission and Ministry  
  • Salise Sepulveda, Native American and Indigenous Student Association
  • Arbin Smith, Office of the President
  • David Strang, Advancement 
  • Cristel Turner, University Branding and Marketing 
  • Maria Vertuno, College of Law