Three Finalists Named for Vice President for Institute Diversity

The search committee charged with identifying Georgia Tech’s first Vice President for Institute Diversity has narrowed its list of candidates to three finalists. Each is scheduled for a two-day campus visit in early September, when they will meet with campus leaders and deliver a public presentation in an open forum.

The schedule is as follows:

  • September 2-3: Anthony Walesby, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Senior Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, University of Michigan 
  • September 7-8: Sallye McKee, Former Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, University of Colorado, Boulder 
  • September 14-15: Archie Ervin, Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the public presentation for each of the finalists. In each case, the presentation is scheduled for the first day of the visit, at 11 a.m. in room 222 of the Global Learning Center.

Brief biographies of the three finalists follow. More extensive biographies are available at www.gatech.edu/president/VPID.html.


About the candidates:

Archie W. Ervin, Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In his current role at Chapel Hill, Ervin works with all academic deans and other senior administrative staff to address the university’s diversity goals and priorities. He also serves as director of the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, which has responsibilities for recruitment and outreach programs to enhance diversity and inclusion, multicultural educational programs, diversity assessment, consultation, and education for faculty, staff, and student communities. He chaired a task force on diversity whose findings were used to draft Chapel Hill’s first university-wide diversity action plan. Ervin earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in educational organizations and policy studies from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

Sallye McKee, Former Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, University of Colorado, Boulder
McKee has more than twenty-five years of administrative and teaching experiences providing leadership to enhance diversity and inclusive excellence in diverse public and private settings in higher education. She has received recognition for her work in service learning and the development of campus climates that foster diversity and inclusion. Prior to her most recent role at the University of Colorado, she held similar leadership roles at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), the University of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Bowling Green State University (Ohio). McKee holds master’s and doctoral degrees in curriculum/instruction and educational psychology from the Universities of Chicago and Minnesota, respectively, as well as a bachelor’s degree in French/secondary education from Morris Brown College in Atlanta.

Anthony J. Walesby, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Senior Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, University of Michigan
Walesby has created nationally recognized programs that provide definitions and examples of various forms of discrimination and harassment, and address hate and bias-related matters. Before joining the University of Michigan, Walesby was an assistant provost and associate director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at the University of Illinois, where he created and implemented a variety of programs. Prior to his career in higher education, he served as a federal investigator for both the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Walesby earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.