Sharon Perry-Fantini

Vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion Sharon Perry Fantini. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

With the launch of spring semester, Sharon Perry Fantini ("fan-CHEE-knee") began her new role as Iowa State's vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion Jan. 18.

She comes to Ames from a 20-year career at Tiffin University, Ohio, where she had served as vice provost for equity, access and opportunity and Title IX coordinator since 2009. She also was an associate professor of management, teaching courses in human resources, organizational behavior and organizational communications.

Previously, she served in several capacities, including executive director, for the management department's degree completion center at Tiffin.

Perry Fantini earned bachelor's degrees in organizational management and human resources management and an MBA, all from Tiffin University. She also completed a Ph.D. in human resources and organization management from Minneapolis-based Capella University.

Perry Fantini's office is in 2680 Beardshear. She can be reached by phone at 294-8440, by email at sharonp1@iastate.edu.

She succeeds Reg Stewart who accepted a similar position last summer at Chapman University in Orange, California. Charles Small, senior associate athletics director for student services, served as interim vice president.