The University of Colorado has named Robert Boswell the school's vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement. Boswell, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis, will begin the job effective Sunday.
The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement oversees the Boulder campus's total diversity efforts, including recruitment and retention of students and faculty, campus climate issues and developing best practices to promote diversity within the academic, professional and social environment of the university.
Boswell was a teaching and graduate research assistant while completing his doctorate at CU-Boulder from 1975 to 1981. He was hired as an assistant professor in MCDB in 1986 and promoted to full professor in 1991.
While retaining his CU-Boulder faculty appointment, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 1994 to 1999.