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Candidates for the CDO/AVP Diversity, Ed. Equity, and Inclusion and Ombuds - Open Forums Oct. 24, 25 & 26

DATE:        October 17, 2016

TO:             University Community

FROM:       Graham Oberem, Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsChair, Chief Diversity Officer,
                   AVP Diversity, Ed. Equity, and Inclusion andOmbuds Search Committee

SUBJECT: Candidates for the CDO/AVP Diversity, Ed. Equity, and Inclusion and Ombuds

I am pleased to announce that the three individuals below have accepted invitations to visit campus as candidates for the Chief Diversity Officer/AVP Diversity, Educational Equity, and Inclusion and Ombuds. Abbreviated bios for each follow. A campus open forum will be held for each candidate, and I would strongly encourage you to plan on attending and participating in this phase of the search process. The open forums will be video recorded for those who are unable to attend and feedback forms for each candidate will be available starting October 21 at: http://www.csusm.edu/president/CDOsearch.html.

Open Forum Schedule





Monday, Oct. 24

10:15 – 11:15 AM

KEL Reading Room

Joe-Joe McManus

Tuesday, Oct. 25

2:30 – 3:30 PM

KEL Reading Room

Daymond Glenn

Wednesday, Oct. 26

2:30 – 3:30 PM

KEL Reading Room

Sumita Furlong

Dr. Joe-Joe McManus

Campus Visit: Monday, October 24

Dr. Joe-Joe McManus began addressing racism and educational inequities as a student activist in high school, which led to a career focused on educational access, equity and inclusion. He is currently the vice president of Diversity & Inclusion and senior associate for Higher Education at Kingston Bay Group, where he oversees the development and management of the diversity leadership portfolio. He serves as a consultant and coach to executive leaders and senior management across the education sector on diversity and inclusion, culturally responsible education and leadership development. He is also responsible for the diversity- and inclusion-related professional development of associates, product development and human resource functions. At Boston College he serves as an adjunct faculty member and consulting partner at the Lynch School of Education, assisting in the design and delivery of Urban Outreach Initiatives program curricula for seminars, institutes and retreats. Dr. McManus is the founding president and executive director of Rootstrong, a non-profit organization with a mission to create positive and sustainable social change through multicultural leadership, education and development. Previously, he held the positions of executive director for the Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy and senior Student Affairs administrator at the City University of New York. Dr. McManus earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University, master’s in Multicultural Education from United States International University (now Alliant International University), and bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Space Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Daymond Glenn

Campus Visit: Tuesday, October 25

Dr. Daymond Glenn has worked within the fields of multicultural education, diversity and social justice for over 15 years. In his role as the inaugural chief diversity officer at Warner Pacific College, he directed and promoted initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, program development, policy development, faculty development, professional development, community engagement, assessment and hiring. As chief diversity officer, he developed the institutional definition and policy for diversity; conducted an institutional diversity audit and assessment of the college, established a professional development series for faculty on reality pedagogy within the context of moving beyond culturally responsive teaching, and developed professional development workshops for faculty and staff on such topics as microaggressions and institutional bias. As vice president for Community Life, Dr. Glenn provided strategic direction for the Student Affairs division, and was responsible for developing and establishing a Student Multicultural Center. Concurrently, Dr. Glenn was an assistant professor of urban studies, teaching an undergraduate course on Urban Issues and Social Concerns, and a graduate course titled Hip Hop and Religion. He has been a national speaker and researcher on contemporary cultural issues. From 2008-2011, Dr. Glenn held the positions of assistant professor of Education, director of Diversity and director for the Black Male Initiative at George Fox University in Oregon. Dr. Glenn earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a master’s in Educational Administration from Lewis and Clark College, and a bachelor’s in Social Science from Portland State University.

Dr. Sumita Furlong

Campus Visit: Wednesday, October 26

Dr. Sumita Furlong has 20 years of experience serving at a wide range of institutions, including large land grant, R1, and mid-size campuses, and at the system level in a multi-institutional university. Currently, she serves as the chief diversity and global program officer for the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), where she advises the GLCA president, the board of directors and the council of provosts on equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence, and related issues. Her past positions include: executive director of NCORE (National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education) and the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, at the University of Oklahoma; assistant to provost for Equity Diversity & Ombuds Services, as well as the director, McNair Minority Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, and director, Minority Education Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; senior policy, planning & grant officer for Diversity at the University of Wisconsin System Administration; and executive director for Diversity and Equity at the College of Charleston. She has developed and implemented multiple diversity and inclusion strategic plans, campus climate surveys, designed numerous student, staff and faculty training and development workshops, facilitated faculty networking and grant opportunities, and created the 21st Century Intercultural Skills Development and Career Planning segment for Students of Color Leadership Conferences. Dr. Furlong earned a doctorate in Educational Administration, Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master’s from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in Higher Education Administration.