The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a new member of its leadership.
Monday afternoon, UNL announced Marco Baker will serve as the university's first vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion. Baker will start April 1.
“Having a diverse campus community — students, faculty and staff — is key to being a world-class institution, and I am proud of our university’s efforts thus far. We’re poised for greatness, and Marco’s leadership will help move us forward,” said Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. “I’m confident that he will lead us toward inclusive excellence and advance the mission in our teaching, research and service.”
Baker will help the university shape policies needed to advance diversity as well as work with the community to strengthen its relationship with UNL.
Baker has held diversity-based leadership roles at the University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University and most recently, Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
“Dr. Barker is going to do great things at the university," Chancellor Ronnie Green said. "I’m excited for him to join our team and be a member of the chancellor's cabinet.”