Jeri Henry Appointed Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

August 30, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that Jeri Henry has been appointed as Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. In this role, she will be responsible for the management of the University's employee policies and procedures on discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault; and will serve as the University’s compliance officer for equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action laws. 

Jeri starts as Vice Provost on September 9. She joined Columbia in 2010 and is currently the Associate Vice President for Student Conduct and Community Standards. She oversees the professional staff responsible for the investigation and adjudication process for Title IX cases, and the Dean’s Discipline hearing process for academic and behavioral issues involving students. 

In her nearly two decades in higher education, she has also served in various roles within residential life and housing at Barnard College, Tulane University, and Stony Brook University, including housing operations, crisis management, and student conduct. 

I also want to extend my deep gratitude to the outgoing Vice Provost for EO/AA, Heather Parlier, who has done so much to strengthen the office and to ensure it serves the University effectively in this crucial area. Heather will be returning to North Carolina to take on the newly-created position of Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Institutional Equity, and General Counsel at UNC-Asheville.

Please join me in welcoming Jeri to the Office of the Provost, and in thanking Heather.