Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Clyde Wilson Pickett (He/Him/His) serves as University of Pittsburgh’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion providing leadership for university-wide comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Dr. Pickett joined Pitt following a national search having previously served as the chief diversity officer for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Prior to serving Minnesota State, Pickett held positions at several other colleges and universities, including the Community Colleges of Allegheny County (CCAC) in the role of Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Multicultural Development/Director of New Student Orientation at Ohio Northern University, and roles at Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky.

Pickett holds a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and a master’s degree from the Morehead State University. He received his undergraduate degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky.