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

Associate Director

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

Administrative Professional Sr.

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

Communications Professional

Krista L. Malaney
228 Waterman Building
(v) 802-656-5766

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


The Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs reports directly to the President and is responsible for:

  • Providing vision, leadership, coordination, and strategic planning for human resources, diversity, and inclusive excellence throughout the University;
  • Increasing the efficiency, effectiveness, and value of our Human Resources systems, processes, and practices;
  • Overseeing benefits, employment, compensation, leadership and organizational development, and employee relations;
  • Advising senior leadership on policies, programs, practices, and resources necessary to achieve excellence in multiculturalism and diversity;
  • Collaborating with campus partners to create professional development opportunities that support faculty and staff in their development in the areas of career learning, compliance, and cultural competency.
  • Providing integrated leadership and administrative oversight of the Diversity & Equity Unit: Abenaki Outreach Program, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Office, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Interfaith Center, LGBTQA Center, Mosaic Center for Students of Color, and Women’s Center;
  • Supporting the work of the University's Commission on Inclusive Excellence.

Links of Interest

Blackboard Jungle Symposium (3/22 & 3/23, 2018)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education & Learning Series (1/16 - 1/25, 2018)
Facing Challenges, Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at UVM

Last modified January 17 2018 01:43 PM