Office merger reflects W&M’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity

  • Spearheading a new structure
    Spearheading a new structure  Chon Glover, the university’s Chief Diversity Officer, will lead a renamed Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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Two William & Mary offices – Diversity and Community Initiatives, and Equal Opportunity– are coming together at the university. 

Chon Glover, the university’s Chief Diversity Officer, will lead a renamed Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity. The office will spearhead the university’s affirmative action and diversity efforts and help achieve the university’s high expectations for equal opportunity and fair treatment. Glover, who has been at William & Mary for 16 years, has served in a number of leadership roles at the College, including Director of Multicultural Affairs and Interim Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs.

“William & Mary is committed to providing a welcoming, diverse, discrimination-free environment for faculty, staff and students” Glover said. “These are vitally important functions of the university and I look forward to the opportunity to serve the community in this way.”

Since 2009, Glover has served as assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives. In her expanded role with Equal Opportunity, Glover will continue to report to President Taylor Reveley.

Glover and the Equal Opportunity office will also work closely with Kiersten Boyce, Chief Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator. Boyce will coordinate the office’s discrimination investigations and responses to regulatory bodies. The new organizational structure follows the recent departure of Tammie Currie, who had served as William & Mary’s Director of Equal Opportunity.

“This new structure recognizes the close ties between diversity and equal opportunity, as well as the important nexus between EO and compliance,” Reveley said. “I anticipate that it will work extremely well in areas quite meaningful to the life of the university.”