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:
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.
Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.