LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has selected a nationally recognized leader with both university and private practice experience as its next vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Lee Gill, chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president for inclusive excellence at Clemson University, will assume the vice presidency at UofL on May 15.
Gill serves on a number of boards of directors, including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. In 2014, he received the National Diversity Visionary Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for his significant contributions to diversity in higher education.
Prior to joining Clemson, Gill served for eight years as associate vice president for inclusion and equity and chief diversity officer at the University of Akron. He previously had served as chief executive officer of Stratus Group Consultants Inc., a firm providing diversity audits and training, management assessments and other services. Prior to that role, he held the position of dean of the Institute for Diversity and Leadership at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Gill holds a Juris doctorate in law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Michigan.
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