To All Carleton Faculty and Staff,

I am writing to let you know that Michael Charles, Carleton’s inaugural Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor, Equity and Inclusive Communities, has accepted a position at Centennial College as Associate Vice-President Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Michael’s last day at Carleton will be August 31. We will shortly announce an Interim appointment to lead this important portfolio as we launch a search for a new Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor, Equity and Inclusive Communities.

We are thankful to Michael for the important work he has accomplished in further raising the engagement and visibility of human rights and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across campus. His achievements include the development of Carleton’s institutional EDI Action Plan, which ambitiously outlines ways to reimagine curricular and pedagogical practices, and makes recommendations to further enhance student supports, research infrastructure, leadership development for academic and non-academic staff, organizational culture and more. He also contributed to the development of Carleton’s new Strategic Integrated Plan and of Carleton’s Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy. Under Michael’s collaborative leadership, the Equity and Inclusive Communities team developed and launched Carleton’s annual Inclusion Week.

Please join me in congratulating Michael as he takes on this new professional challenge.


Jerry Tomberlin
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)