Kim Kirkland, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
Kim Kirkland, Ph.D. has been Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at IUPUI since 2008. Previously, she worked in affirmative action for many years, first in private industry and later at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Kirkland is an expert in the state and federal laws governing compliance, and at IUPUI, she is charged with monitoring the university's compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law and policy.
Kirkland believes that in order for IUPUI to be an effective institution, it needs to build a foundation of fairness. She runs the Office of Equal Opportunity utilizing a strategy of both monitoring affirmative action progress at the university and developing outreach programs for women and minorities.