University of Vermont

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Wanda Heading-Grant

Contact Information

85 South Prospect Street
346 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
(v) 802-656-8426

Administrative Assistant

Krista Walter
(v) 802-656-5837

Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff

Lacretia Flash
232 Waterman Building
(v) 802-656-7854

Associate Director

Diane Gaboriault
228 Waterman Building
(v) 802-656-2089

Administrative Professional Sr.

Michael Kessler
Waterman Building
(v) 802-656-0675

Communication & Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Akey
228 Waterman Building
(v) 802-656-5766

Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Wanda Heading Grant, Ed.D.

As Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Vermont (UVM), Dr. Heading-Grant is responsible for units that provide University-wide diversity and equity programs, recruitment and employment services, benefits, professional development, employee and labor relations, and compensation and classification. She also holds a faculty appointment in the UVM Department of Social Work and is a member of the graduate faculty.

Dr. Heading-Grant has held several positions at UVM, including that of Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Initiatives from 2010 to 2013, and Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives from 2006 to 2010. She served as Associate Dean in the College of Education and Social Services from 2003 to 2006, following ten years as Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. Dr. Heading-Grant earned a B.A in Social Work from the University of Vermont, an MSW from Adelphi University, and an Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont. Additionally, she is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management.

She has received the City of Burlington's MLK Service Award, the 2010 United Way of Chittenden County Community Impact Award, the 2011 Vermont Women in Higher Education Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award, the Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, and the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) Eastern Region Human Resources Excellence Award.

Her leadership and work helped the University of Vermont secure the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award three years in a row. Dr. Heading-Grant currently serves on the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors, is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way Chittenden County, and was recently re-appointed for another four-year term on the Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights. Most recently Dr. Heading-Grant co-edited the book Theory to Practice: Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Campus Environments.

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