College of Education

Senior Diversity Officer Leadership

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 9
Cost per credit: $693

Gregory Vincent

Professor

Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation

College of Education

131 Taylor Education Building

859-257-2626

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Gain the skills and insights to be a change agent in the the field of tertiary education. Colleges and universities across the nation are seeking leaders who can bring innovation, creativity, and high-level strategic thinking to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness roles on their campuses. Our nine-hour, fully online Graduate Certificate in Senior Diversity Officer Leadership prepares students for high-level administrative positions. A significant feature of our program is the opportunity to network and build mentoring relationships with senior diversity officers active in the field.  

Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 9
Cost per credit: $693

Be prepared to compete for positions of leadership in post-secondary institutions and related fields 


In our program, students will

  • Develop the competencies needed to serve as a leader for inclusive excellence and organizational change. 

  • Gain the leadership knowledge and skills needed to fill executive level positions and pursue innovative best practices in your DEI work and future career. 

  • Be mentored by experienced senior diversity officers from across the nation.

A significant feature of the Graduate Certificate and new Ph.D. Specialization in Diversity Equity and Inclusion will be the opportunity to network and build mentoring relationships with senior diversity officers active in the field. Through partnerships with INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and the UK College of Education’s Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaboration with the NAACP, students will build a network of connections and mentored relationships to assure success in their careers. 

Application Requirements

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement
    • A narrative statement that highlights your career progression to present and identifies how your professional experience relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( 3-4 pages). Also identify how you plan to use this degree and certificate.
  3. DEI Essay
    • Answer the question “ Why is Diversity a compelling interest in Education or related field. (2-3 pages)
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. At the request of program faculty, an interview (via phone or zoom) may be required.
     

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Gregory Vincent

Professor

Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation

College of Education

131 Taylor Education Building

859-257-2626

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.