Miami names new VP for diversity and inclusion


M. Cristina Alcalde

Miami University named M. Cristina Alcalde its new vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion, a position designed to integrate and advance diversity and inclusion efforts across the university, according to University President Gregory Crawford.

Alcalde assumes her role July 1. She also will be a tenured full professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, according to the University’s announcement.

Alcalde currently works as a professor of gender and women’s studies and the Marie Rich Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, she also is associate dean of inclusion and internationalization in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of UK’s Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion.

“Cristina will be instrumental in elevating Miami’s diversity and inclusion culture and making it a blueprint for national and global DEI initiatives,” Crawford said Thursday, in announcing the appointment.