Associate Provost for Community, Equity, and Diversity
Dr. G. Christopher Hunt (he/him/his) joined the University of New England on August 1, 2020 as the inaugural Associate Provost for Community, Equity, and Diversity and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. He is responsible for the overall vision and institutional leadership for diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides institutional guidance in these areas affecting virtually every aspect of the institution, including training, hiring, employee and student recruitment, curriculum, student experience, communications, and building community partnerships.
At both private and public institutions, Dr. Hunt has served in a range of college and university functions including intercultural affairs, counseling and psychological services, sexual misconduct prevention, student outreach support, religious and spiritual life, and international student advising. He has also been an advisor to faculty and academic departments on matters involving curriculum, program development, student advising, and faculty development, and new faculty orientation.
As a scholar, his research interests include college student development, Critical Race Theory, Stereotype Threat, sexual misconduct prevention, generations, Black student, Racial Battle Fatigue, and identity development. His research, “When Millennials Meet Baby Boomers: Multiple Case Study on the Experiences of Black Male College Students,” explores the lived experiences of students of color across multiple generations. He holds a Doctor of Education and a Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A native of New York state and longtime Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania resident, Chris is the father of three Generation Z children and a Beagle-Chihuahua rescue.