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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is advertising for exceptional leader to be the next Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE).

Reporting directly to newly-appointed President Nancy Niemi, the Vice President for DICE is a member of University’s executive staff and cabinet. Current Framingham State President Javier Cevallos will leave his post this month.

The University’s first Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement resigned in August 2021.

Hired in May 2019, Constanza Cabello’s last day with the University was Friday, August 20, 2021.

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As Framingham State’s senior diversity, equity and inclusion officer, the vice president will play a central role in institutional decisions and provide leadership to university-wide efforts to uphold the University’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution and to advance inclusive excellence while building on University’s strong history and trajectory.

The vice president will work collaboratively across the institution to ensure continued support to the university community as well as the Metro West and greater Commonwealth while modeling an inclusive environment that welcomes and leverages diversity in all its forms.

The vice president will provide vision, leadership, management, counsel and strategic planning to the office of Diversity & Inclusion as well as the entire university, to enhance the learning, living and working community of all campus members.

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The ideal candidate will be deeply student-centered, drawing inspiration from the promise of a Framingham State education and the transformative experience FSU offers its students. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience developing a compelling, actionable, and overarching vision for diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Experience building programs within institutional cultural frameworks in an educational landscape;
  • An authentic, open, inclusive, and collaborative communication style;
  • Capacity to understand and respect the FSU mission and culture.

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Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree and knowledge of national best practices and theory about organizational diversity and inclusion, human development, training and change management. An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • The experience and readiness to assume a substantial, senior-level higher education administrative role.

WittKieffer is assisting Framingham State University with this search. Applicants should provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below by August 8, 2022. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Lucy Leske, Philip Tang and Darrien Davenport at

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or

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