The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced eits first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, who will earn about $250,000 per year, the school said Monday.
Marco Barker was named to the new position Monday and will start April 1, according to the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday. He is set to earn $250,000 for the diversity position, Nebraska spokeswoman Leslie Reed confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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Barker will lead the university’s diversity office to help “shape the policies, protocols and practices needed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, retention, education and research efforts across the university,” Nebraska’s website said.
“The vice chancellor reports to the executive vice chancellor/chief academic officer and serves on the chancellor’s cabinet, reporting progress on annual metrics on diversity and inclusion to the chancellor,” the school added.
Barker previously worked in other diversity roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University and Westminster College in Utah. He will also serve as an associate professor of practice appointment in educational administration, according to Nebraska’s website.