Foundation Added to Diversity and Community Engagement Portfolio
March 1, 2007
In February, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health began reporting to Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Vincent reports to the University's president, Mr. William Powers, Jr., who created the new position. His responsibilities include working with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help make The University of Texas at Austin a more inviting and inclusive environment and to develop strategies to connect intellectual resources of the University to communities across Texas.
"The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement is the perfect home for the Hogg Foundation, and we could not be more enthusiastic about working with Dr. Vincent," said Hogg Foundation Executive Director Dr. King Davis.
"We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Vincent's office to promote President Powers' vision of a campus that is diverse and responsive to the community's needs," said Davis. "The foundation has much to offer in both regards."
Dr. Vincent was promoted to the new position of vice president for diversity and community engagement in June 2006. Overseeing a staff of more than 150 people, he has responsibility for the portfolio of University offices including the Hogg Foundation which were previously overseen by Dr. James L. Hill, Vice President for Community and School Relations.
The foundation's reporting structure officially changed with Dr. Hill's retirement in January 2007.
In addition to his position as vice president for diversity and community engagement, Dr. Vincent continues to participate in the Vice Presidents' Council and the University Leadership Council.
He also remains on the faculty and was appointed as fellow in the Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair in Community College Leadership in the College of Education's Department of Educational Administration.
Dr. Vincent came to The University of Texas at Austin in 2005 as Vice Provost for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Effectiveness.
Prior to joining the university, he was vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, and law professor at the University of Oregon.
He had previously served as vice provost for academic affairs and campus diversity at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, where he was also a law professor and taught graduate courses in the university's College of Education.
Before that, he was assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of the Equity and Diverse Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Vincent's other professional experience includes having been a vice president of Bank One Cleveland from 1994-95; director for regional and legal affairs at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in Cleveland, 1991-94; assistant attorney general for the civil rights section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office in Columbus, Ohio, 1988-91; and an associate with a law firm in Charleston, W. Va., 1987-88.
Dr. Vincent earned his doctorate, with an emphasis in higher education, from the University of Pennsylvania; his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law; and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.