AVP Diversity, Human Rights Heads to Sheridan College

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Jane Ngobia, the University of Guelph’s assistant vice-president (diversity and human rights), has been named as a special adviser to the president at Sheridan College. Her last day at U of G is Dec. 19.

Calling the appointment a great opportunity for Ngobia and a gain for Sheridan, U of G president Franco Vaccarino said: “Jane has been a wonderful leader at the University. We are sorry to see her go but pleased for her. On behalf of the University, I wish her well in her new position.”

Vaccarino commended Ngobia for leading and developing policies and procedures involving discrimination, harassment, employment equity and accessibility.

Before joining U of G in 2013, Ngobia was director of diversity and equity initiatives at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

Earlier, she was a diversity and leadership officer at the University of Toronto and a lecturer at Centennial College, and served as dean of students, lecturer and deputy department head at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

Ngobia holds a PhD in higher education and a master’s degree in theory and policy development from the University of Toronto. She earned a master’s degree in religious studies and a bachelor of education from CUEA.

An interim diversity and human rights leader will be appointed at U of G.