Michael Goh named Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Monday, September 18, 2017

I am pleased to announce that Michael Goh has agreed to serve as Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity, effective October 6, 2017.

Michael has served as the University's Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity since 2014 and has been instrumental in promoting and supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse field shapers for our campuses. Additionally, he is a professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the College of Education and Human Development. 

Michael is also an alumnus and his combined twenty-four years as a student, faculty member and University leader give him deep and nuanced insights into what it takes to achieve inclusive excellence on our campuses.

As a distinguished scholar and teacher who has also engaged with our Minnesota communities, Michael's focus on multicultural counseling, intercultural competence, and cultural intelligence brings an interdisciplinary lens to equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in higher education as well as the unique skills vital for this key senior leadership position.

I am committed to a more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Office for Equity and Diversity to advance our shared goals. I will communicate later this fall as I launch a search for a new Vice President. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Julie Christensen in my office.