Associate vice president for equity Dwight Hamilton resigns

    Dwight Hamilton has left his position as Northwestern’s associate vice president for equity.

    Hamilton resigned effective last week, according to an email sent to administrators by the Office of the Provost. NU Associate General Counsel Sarah K. Wake will serve as his interim replacement. The email states the office will begin searching for a permanent associate vice president “shortly.”

    The University announced Hamilton would become Northwestern’s first associate vice president for equity on May 25, 2017, and he entered the position in summer 2017. Previously, Hamilton served as the vice president of inclusion, diversity and equity at Smith College in Massachusetts.

    As associate vice president for equity, one of Hamilton's responsibilities was to combine the the existing Title IX Office with the Equal Opportunity and Access Program. University spokesman Al Cubbage told NBN last summer that Hamilton was also to lead the search for a new Title IX Coordinator  a role currently occupied by interim replacement Amanda DaSilva. DaSilva also served as former Title IX coordinator after the departure of former coordinator Joan Slavin.

    "Northwestern is very fortunate to have Sarah Wake and Amanda DaSilva, who are both skilled and experienced in Title IX matters, to step in as Interim Associate Vice President for Equity and Interim Title IX Coordinator, respectively," Cubbage said in an email. "We have full confidence in both of them."

    Wake, who is out of the office on Monday and Tuesday of this week, was not immediately available for comment.

    This story was updated April 9 at 6:01 p.m. to include a statement from University spokesman Al Cubbage. 


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