Marco Barker comes to Nebraska from Westminster University, a liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He begins his duties April 1st at a salary of $250,000 a year.
UNL created the new position as part of its goal to increase diversity efforts, sparked by a consultant’s advice.
A national search firm helped a special committee selected Baker.
Baker has served at Westminster, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Louisiana State University.