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CMU names chief diversity officer finalists

Warriner Hall is located on the north end of campus.

Three finalists have been named for Central Michigan University's next vice president and chief diversity officer position. 

Each candidate will speak at a live-streamed forum on either Feb. 23, 24 or 25.

The forums will be split into two sections each day one being for faculty and staff, at 2 p.m., and the other being for students, at 4 p.m.

Shawna Patterson-Stephens will kickoff the forums Feb. 23. Patterson-Stephens works as an associate vice chancellor of student affairs and director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky is speaking on Feb. 24. She works at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University as the director of multicultural student success.

The final candidate David Humphrey Jr. will be visiting on Feb. 25. He serves as the chief diversity and inclusion officer for the School of Education at the University of Michigan.

The forums can be accessed on the President’s Office website. People are welcome to submit questions for the candidates before the event via the online from or during the forums by using the chat box function.