Interim Vice Provost

James C. Wimbush appointed
interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion
Vice President James Wimbush, Indiana University’s vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs; dean of The University Graduate School; and Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership, will add an important new responsibility to his portfolio during the 2022-2023 academic year: in addition to his current role, Wimbush will serve as interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion on the IU Bloomington campus. 

Diversity—the foundation of excellence

As one of the nation’s leading research universities, IU Bloomington not only values the multiple perspectives that diversity adds to the learning environment, it also depends on diversity to achieve excellence in research and innovation. Diversity is foundational to scholarly inquiry and rigorous peer review that lead to new discoveries. In teaching and in research, diversity drives our success.

Established in 2017 as part of IU Bloomington’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion partners with campus leaders to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.

Our team works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs to create a learning community where all people are inspired to learn, innovate, and create.

2020 OVPDI Annual Report


Campus Climate at IU Bloomington

IU Bloomington joins over 250 colleges and universities who participate in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey, conducted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.The most recent faculty satisfaction survey was completed in spring 2019 by 968 IU Bloomington tenure- and nontenure-track faculty.

COACHE 2019 Survey Results

Portrait of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion John Nieto-Phillips

As a public institution, our mission is to create new knowledge, respond to pressing challenges, and prepare students to thrive in a globally connected society. Diversity and inclusion are core to that mission.

Former Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion John Nieto-Phillips


To coordinate

diversity planning among leadership

To support

initiatives for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented faculty, students, and staff

To connect

individuals by way of sustained community-building and networking events
Participants at an OVPDI-sponsored event
Participants at an OVPDI-sponsored event
Participants at an OVPDI-sponsored event
Participants at an OVPDI-sponsored event

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment, contact the Office of Institutional Equity.