Dr. Amer F. Ahmed (he/him/his) joined the University of Vermont on July 1, 2021 as the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. A nationally recognized DEI practitioner and thought leader, Dr. Ahmed leverages diverse identities, experiences, and theoretical perspectives to advance inclusive excellence and build capacity throughout institutions.
Modeling the principles of inclusion, Dr. Ahmed uses a collaborative approach to lead university-wide strategic initiatives to build capacity and foster a culture of belonging. He oversees UVM’s identity centers, chairs the University Diversity Council, and works with the President’s Cabinet and the Provost’s Leadership Team to enact change.
Prior to his time at UVM, Dr. Ahmed was the Executive Director of Equity and Inclusivity and Chief Diversity Officer at Dickinson College. In addition to holding faculty appointments and strategic leadership roles at schools including the University of Massachusetts, Swarthmore College, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Ahmed has worked as a consultative resource for institutions and organizations across the United States and Canada.