Dear students,

The search for Puget Sound’s inaugural Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity (VPIED) continues to progress. We are happy to report that we had a strong pool of applicants for the position. The applicants appreciated the transparency and institutional self-awareness articulated in the position profile. We have invited four candidates to participate in virtual finalist interviews in early March from this strong pool of applicants.

Each finalist will participate in a student forum as part of their process. The dates and times, along with links to join the student forums, are listed at the end of this email. The student forums are intended for students only. To protect the privacy of our candidates, please do not share the log-in information. Each student forum will be convened and coordinated by one of the students who served on the search committee. Effective engagement with our students will be critical to the role of the VPIED. Therefore, your participation in this process and your feedback will be greatly valued.

Finalists will also participate in a campus-wide forum. Students are welcome to attend both the campus and student forums. Information about the timing of those forums and how to access candidate application materials will be distributed in advance of each finalist’s virtual interview.

Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Amy and Uchenna

Uchenna Baker, Ph.D. | Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Amy Ryken, Ph.D. | Dean and Distinguished Professor in the School of Education


Student Forum Dates, Times, and Meeting Links

Tuesday, March 2 (Student Convener: Naloni Haskins)
2–3 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 929 5324 9517
Passcode: 160393

Wednesday, March 3 (Student Convener: Chris Moore)
4:15–5 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 937 2573 7677
Passcode: 049621

Thursday, March 4 (Student Convener: Ann Riley-Pate)
4–5 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 950 0599 1458
Passcode: 844395

Friday, March 5 (Student Convener: Ann Riley-Pate)
4–5 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 916 3901 2508
Passcode: 488791