Speeches & Communications
Appointment of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - July 18, 2022
Dear members of the Marist community,
I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and restful summer. I am excited to share with you an advance copy of the public announcement that will go out later this afternoon regarding the hiring of Dr. Edward Antonio as Marist’s first Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see attached). This represents a significant step in Marist’s ongoing efforts to build a more diverse and equitable community with a deep sense of belonging. Please join me in welcoming Edward to the Marist community. I’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the members of the search committee, led by Addrain Conyers, who worked so hard to bring this national search to a successful conclusion. Other members of the search committee included Christina Daniele, Patricia Ferrer-Medina, Brother Michael Flanigan, Alyssa Gates, Maryellen Guardino, Dabby Hines, Kumba Nyang, Mark Palmer, Jackie Reich, and Iris Ruiz-Grech.
Best wishes to all for the remainder of the summer, and I look forward to a terrific start to the new academic year.
Kevin C. Weinman
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601