Areas of expertise
- Inclusive excellence
- Public service, leadership, and policy
Archie Ervin currently serves as Vice President for Institute Diversity. After a national search in 2009-2010, President G. P. “Bud” Peterson announced on October 5, 2010 the appointment of Ervin as Georgia Tech’s inaugural Vice President for Institute Diversity. As Vice President for Institute Diversity, Ervin has established his vision for “inclusive excellence” at Georgia Tech, where the talent and potential of all members of the Institute’s community are leveraged to ensure excellence in scholarship, research and service to provide leadership in our complex world.
Ervin’s overarching operational responsibility as Vice President is to provide Institute level leadership and oversight for Georgia Tech’s diversity, equity and inclusion agendas. The Vice President for Institute Diversity is a member of the President’s Cabinet that helps to set institutional priorities, policies, programs and initiatives to enhance gender, racial, ethnic and social diversity in its faculty, staff and student communities. The Vice President for Institute Diversity (VPID) oversees the Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorships that seek to transform and enhance gender diversity in the faculty and the Center for Women, Science and Technology, headed by three senior faculties, which links the study of science and technology to those of gender, culture and society. The VPID Office is also responsible for OMED Education Services and the Office for Hispanic Initiatives; two support units that address academic transition and academic success (retention and graduation) for women, historically underserved and low populations.
Dr. Archie Ervin at 2014 Diversity Symposium (Photo: Rob Felt)Download Image