August 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University names interim faculty diversity officer


President Barbara R. Snyder today announced that she has named Amanda Shaffer to serve as Interim Faculty Diversity Officer at Case Western Reserve University.

Shaffer, a staff member at the university since 2001, has been involved directly with diversity issues on campus since 2004. Most recently the university's Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development, Shaffer has:

  • worked with search committees to diversify candidate pools and implement equitable interview processes;
  • collected and analyzed data regarding recruitment; and
  • assisted with conflict resolution among administrators and faculty

Shaffer reported to Faculty Diversity Officer Beth McGee until this summer, when McGee resigned her position to return to the faculty full-time.

"I am excited by the opportunity to serve as the Interim Faculty Diversity Officer and build upon the important work that Beth McGee began by serving as the university's first Faculty Diversity Officer," Shaffer said.

The university today is amid an aggressive search to fill a new Cabinet-level position reporting to the president, the Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Once that process is complete, a search for a new Faculty Diversity Officer will commence.

For more information contact Laura M. Massie, 216.368.4442.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, August 5, 2008 10:29 AM | News Topics: Administration, Appointments, Faculty, HeadlinesMain, news

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