Whatever institutions choose to call them, chief diversity officers are one of the fastest-growing administrative positions. Charged with promoting diversity among faculty and staff in a less compliance-based manner than their equal opportunity counterparts, many of these officers are the first to hold such positions at their colleges and universities -- or are the first to hold such positions as they have been elevated in the college hierarchy."Less compliance-based manner." Put another way, the Chief Diversity Officer must be aware of the requirements of the various civil rights acts, plus the whims of the current president and provost. Or whatever politically correct follies Student Life or Housing are up to these days.
THE ZAMPOLIT MUST BE AWARE OF THE LATEST PARTY LINE.
So it is also with the Chief Diversity Officer.