Position Description

The CDO/AVP leads and coordinates the University’s efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational and employment equity, affirmative action, cultural understanding and competency, and civil and human rights. 

As CDO, the individual reports to the President and is a member of the President’s cabinet.  As AVP, the individual reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost, is a member of the Provost’s cabinet, and sits on the Council of Deans.

The CDO/AVP works collaboratively with Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Provosts, Directors, other campus leaders, University committees, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents in advancing diversity and equity as core values of the University and central to its educational mission.

The CDO/AVP also provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Diversity and Enrichment (staff of 20) and to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (staff of 9), both of which report to the CDO/AVP.

Characteristic Responsibilities

As CDO/AVP, the responsibilities include:

Oversight responsibilities for the Center for Diversity and Enrichment include:

Oversight responsibilities for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity include:

Required Qualifications

Desired Qualifications


*Please note: This position was formerly the Special Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity & Diversity and Associate Provost for Diversity.

University of Iowa Office of the President Organizational Chart
University of Iowa Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Organizational Chart
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President Organization Chart