Vice Chancellor McKee leaving CU-Boulder

Personal, family reasons cited in decision
By Staff

Sallye McKee, vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will resign from her position effective June 30, the university announced today.

In the coming days, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will appoint an interim successor to McKee, who cited personal and family reasons for leaving the university.

"I want to thank Dr. McKee for her service to CU-Boulder," DiStefano said. "As CU's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement, she has strengthened the university's ties to diverse communities in Denver and throughout Colorado, and positioned us to make more progress on diversity issues involving students, faculty and staff."

McKee joined CU-Boulder in August 2007, after having served as associate to the president for institutional diversity at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She was appointed vice chancellor following a national search.

"It has been an honor to serve the University of Colorado at Boulder," McKee said. "I believe we have been successful in expanding the focus of our diversity efforts externally, and internally we have organized to meet 21st century diversity challenges under the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan. I believe the campus is well-positioned for new diversity leadership and has taken important steps toward becoming a more diverse and welcoming community."

The vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement oversees CU-Boulder'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.