MONTPELIER — The University of Vermont has appointed Amer F. Ahmed, a DEI practitioner and thought leader, as its vice provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. On July 1, he will assume the role to help advance strategic DEI initiatives and oversee the Center for Cultural Pluralism, the Prism Center, the Mosaic Center for Students of Color, the Women and Gender Equity Center, and Interfaith Education and Engagement. 

Ahmed has almost 20 years of experience advancing inclusive excellence strategies that span disciplines and operating areas while creating new opportunities for collaboration. He is known for his success in bridging religious, secular and spiritual identity with broader DEI and social justice work. Prior to his most recent role with Dickinson College as executive director of equity and inclusivity, and chief diversity officer, Ahmed held a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was a dean and director of the Intercultural Center at Swarthmore College, and had also served at the University of Michigan for seven years.

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