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February 28, 2001
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Gillian to Head Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action at Hopkins

Ray Gillian (pictured at right), currently assistant to the president at the University of Maryland, College Park, has been appointed assistant provost and director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs at The Johns Hopkins University.

Gillian, who will join Johns Hopkins on April 2, will lead a new office that brings together and expands on the university's programs in affirmative action, disability services and sexual harassment prevention and resolution. He will ensure that the university complies with federal, state and local laws on affirmative action and equal opportunity and will direct the university's efforts to promote institutional equality and a diverse community. At the University of Maryland, Gillian has been responsible for 16 years for developing, monitoring and implementing the university's equity and diversity procedures.

"He has exactly the right mix of skills and experience that will enable him to establish and manage this important new office," said Steven Knapp, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Johns Hopkins. "He brings to the position a calm authority and a thoughtful, strategic approach, as well as collegial style and a readiness to work collaboratively with the deans and directors and the many faculty and staff groups that are doing so much already to enhance the institution's diversity."

Prior to becoming assistant to the president at Maryland, he served from 1977 to 1984 as that university's director of special student support services. Earlier, at East Stroudsburg University, he was director of minority affairs and director of the Center for Educational Opportunity, which provided services to educationally and economically disadvantaged students.

A resident of Columbia, Md., Gillian graduated from Ohio State University in 1970 and earned a master's degree there the following year.

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