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Nancy Barceló Appointed as U’s VP and Vice Provost


Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 4/5/2006 ) -The University of Minnesota announced today that Nancy "Rusty" Barceló has been appointed the first vice president for access, equity and multicultural affairs and vice provost at the U of M. Barceló will be responsible for developing and implementing a systemwide strategic plan for access, equity, and multicultural affairs consistent with the university’s strategic positioning efforts. Pending approval by the Board of Regents, Barceló’s appointment will become effective May 15, 2006.

 

 

"Dr. Barceló is a national leader who has demonstrated her leadership ability and commitment to multiculturalism in higher education," said

University
of
Minnesota President Robert Bruininks

. "This institution is founded in the belief that we bear responsibility for a diverse educational experience so that students are prepared to succeed in a global world."

 

 

As the university moves forward in its efforts to become one of the top three public research universities in the world, access and diversity will continue to be a crucial part of its mission. The vice president for access, equity, and multicultural affairs and vice provost will be responsible for ensuring that the university continues to be a vibrant and inclusive academic community.

 

 

"The

University
of
Minnesota

has made access and diversity a top priority in its pursuit to be one of the top three public research universities in the world," said Barceló. "I’m excited about the opportunity to help the university achieve that goal."

 

 

Barceló has more than 20 years of experience promoting diversity and multiculturalism in higher education. She currently serves as vice president and vice provost for minority affairs and diversity at the

University
of
Washington

, a position she has held since 2001. From 1996 to 2001, Barceló was the associate vice president for multicultural and academic affairs at the

University
of
Minnesota

, and she also headed the university’s Chicano studies department from 1999 to 2001. Barceló holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the

University
of
Iowa

.

 

 

"We are happy to welcome Rusty back to the

University
of
Minnesota

," said Robert Jones, senior vice president for system administration. "We want to ensure that the university remains an inclusive and multicultural environment, and we are confident that Rusty will provide quality leadership in those areas for the entire university system."

 

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