Missouri appoints vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity

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Chuck Henson

COLUMBIA, Mo.  — The University of Missouri has named its first-ever interim vice-chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity.

University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes said Tuesday that Chuck Henson will fill the role. Henson is associate dean for academic affairs and trial practice at the School of Law.

His appointment comes a day after the University of Missouri System’s president and Columbia campus’ chancellor announced their resignations amid student anger over their handling of racial issues.

The university has said it also plans a review of all policies related to staff and student conduct and to provide more support to those subjected to discrimination. It also pledges to work toward employing a more diverse faculty and staff.

Task forces addressing inclusion will be required on all four of its campuses.