University of Iowa's VP of diversity resigns after two months on the job

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - The University of Iowa's associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion is out.

After only being in the position for nearly two months, the university announced Thursday TaJuan Wilson chose to resign from his position of diversity, equity and inclusion. (Photo: University of Iowa)

After only being in the position for nearly two months, the university announced Thursday TaJuan Wilson chose to resign from the position.

The University of Iowa announced Wilson moving to the Office of the Vice President for External Relations at Iowa.

Wilson was quoted as saying the position he resigned from is "wonderful for the right person, but it is not the right fit for me."

Wilson started June 28 with a salary of $224,000.

The University says that Wilson has plans to pursue a new opportunity, but will spend nearly six months still working on staff- and there was no indication he is taking a pay cut.

The University of Iowa said in a release Wilson's time on campus will now focus on "initiatives that support the university's work to become a more inclusive and equitable campus."

TV9 asked the University of Iowa why he is staying on staff, even as the school says Wilson is pursuing a new opportunity.

Jeneane Beck, the Assistant Vice President for External Relations responded with a statement saying: "The university appreciates Dr. Wilson's feedback on our diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan and his upcoming work on initiatives that support the university's work to become a more inclusive and equitable campus."

TV9 asked Beck whether or not Wilson's new opportunity is still with the University of Iowa, but we did not hear back.