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Assignments in the Office of Equity and Diversity

By Contributing Writer on August 8, 2016

Dear Colgate Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce the duties within the Office of Equity and Diversity that two faculty colleagues have agreed to undertake for 2016-17.

John Palmer, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Arnold A. Sio Chair in Diversity and Community, will take on a position as Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity in addition to his other duties as department chair and Sio Chair. He will assume primary responsibility for diversity initiatives in OED. With support from Marilyn Rugg, he will continue to have responsibility for affirmative action in faculty hiring.

Marilyn Rugg, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, will continue to serve as Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity and Title IX Coordinator. She will oversee all matters related to Colgate’s Equity Grievance Process, and will provide campus training to ensure that we are in compliance with our obligations under Title IX.

I am very grateful that these two talented and dedicated colleagues have agreed to lend their energies to this important work. With their assistance, I look forward to a year in which we can continue to make progress towards creating a Colgate that is truly for all.


Constance Harsh
Interim Dean of the Faculty and Provost

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