U-M's New 'Chief Diversity Officer' Will Collect $385,000 per Year [Michigan Capitol Confidential]: "The University of Michigan’s new chief diversity officer will collect $385,000 a year under his various job titles, including a new one created by a recently revealed $85 million, five-year U-M diversity plan.
Robert Sellers’ appointment to a new position called “vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer” (VPEI-CDO) was approved Oct. 20 by the university’s governing board.
...President Mark Schlissel nominated Sellers for the job several weeks ago. The new full-time administrative position “will serve as a leadership voice on diversity, equity and inclusion for the entire university.”
The diversity plan Sellers will oversee will spend $17 million a year over the next five years.
It seeks to “recruit, retain and develop a diverse university community” and “support innovation and inclusive scholarship and teaching” through a number of new and expanded programs.
The $85 million plan is in addition to the $40 million a year the university already spends promoting diversity.
Earlier this year, university officials increased tuition by 3.9 percent for in-state undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus..."