Robert M. Sellers, chair of the Department of Psychology since 2011, will serve as the university’s vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
In a memo outlining her recommendation, Provost Martha E. Pollack said Sellers was ideal for the position because of his “extensive and relevant experience” and his perspective as an administrator. He will begin a five-year term in the position July 1.
“I am pleased to be asked to step into this new role, working in an area that is so important in the life of the university and also strategically aligned with my professional pursuits,” Sellers said.