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Lee Gill accepts new job at University of Louisville; National search for replacement to begin soon


Lee Gill, Clemson Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer, has been named Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Louisville, effective May 15. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately and an interim leader will be named prior to Gill’s departure at the end of April.
“Lee Gill has been a tremendous asset to and advocate for our University since his arrival,” President Jim Clements said. “The numerous programs he has developed and built – to include the highly acclaimed Men of Color National Summit and the Women’s Roundtable – are a testament to his leadership. I thank him and appreciate his team in the Division of Equity and Inclusion who also lead this important work.”
Gill began at Clemson in 2016, and during his tenure, INSIGHT Into Diversity awarded Clemson University its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and its Diversity Champion award. 2021 marked the fifth consecutive year in which Clemson was named a HEED Award recipient and the fourth year in a row that the University has received the Diversity Champion Award.