Carolyn Dunn named CMU's next institutional diversity associate VP

Carolyn Dunn has been named associate vice president of institutional diversity for Central Michigan University.

Dunn, who holds a position at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as the managing director of the Ethnic Resource Centers and director of the American Indian Resource Center, will begin working in her new position in August. She will receive an annual salary of $125,000.

The CMU executive director of the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Traci Guinn, has served as the interim associate vice president since Denise Green vacated the position to become assistant vice president and vice provost of equity, diversity and inclusion at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2012.

In addition to her work at UCSC, Dunn has contributed to Project Upward Bound, a program that trains students academically, culturally and otherwise to succeed in college.

Dunn attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., where she earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication. She obtained her master's degree in American Indian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and her doctoral degree in American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Pamela Gates, chairwoman of the search and College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences dean, said she was happy with the hiring of Dunn via email, but was unable to be reached for additional comment.

Calls made to Dunn were not returned in time for press, and Provost Michael Gealt was not available for comment in time for press.


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