Provide Input During CIDO Listening Sessions

July 29, 2020

As the search for the Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CIDO) gets underway, we write to request your input. Our collective commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging means that the CIDO will have the needed support and resources to build a team that will develop strategies and create programs and initiatives that will serve all members of our community.

The CIDO Search Committee is hosting a series of Listening Sessions during which we hope you will share your opinions about:

  • expectations for the role
  • priority issues
  • staffing and support the CIDO will need to be successful

We invite you to click on one of the four Listening Sessions below to register. Registration will remain open throughout each session in case your schedule opens last minute.

You can also provide feedback using this Online Comment Form.

As previously announced, the search is open to USC personnel. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until our CIDO is selected. You may also continue to submit nominations to Maryam Samiyi, Director of Talent Acquisition. Please review the job posting for more information about the role.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the hiring process for USC’s first Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Your valuable input will help us in our efforts to find the right candidate who will have a tremendous, positive impact on creating a climate that prioritizes and fosters diversity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism for generations to come.


The CIDO Search Committee

Felicia A. Washington, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Meseret Alemu, Director of Campus Affairs, Graduate Student Government
Erika Chesley, Associate Director of Engagement and Communications, Auxiliary Services; President of the Staff Assembly
Dr. Donna Elliott, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education; Vice Dean for Medical Education; Chair, Department of Medical Education; Keck School of Medicine of USC
Dr. Alan Green, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education
Dr. Shaun Harper, Provost Professor in USC Rossier School of Education and USC Marshall School of Business; Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership; USC Race and Equity Center Founder and Executive Director
Jaya Hinton, Co-Director of Black Student Assembly, Undergraduate Student Government
Rebecca Lonergan, Professor of Lawyering Skills, and Associate Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Program, USC Gould School of Law; Immediate Past President of the USC Academic Senate
Dr. Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; Vice Provost of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention
Christine Street, Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Accessibility and ADA Compliance
William Vela, Director, La CASA