Managing Partners

Dr. Stacey Miller

Dr. Stacey Miller is co-founder and managing partner for the Consortium for Inclusion and Equity (CIE), LLC, a small consulting firm that specializes in integrated diversity management and education. She also currently serves as the Director of Residential Life in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Vermont, a position she has held since 2003.


Over the course of her professional career she has held roles as an administrator in student affairs, and course instructor for the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program.  She is nationally recognized for her work with affirmative recruitment of diverse staff, and educational trainings and workshops on diversity and inclusion.  She is also sought out for her knowledge and growing expertise in the use of Restorative Practices in collegiate residential settings.


Stacey Miller received her doctorate of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Howard Center in Vermont and for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School in Bethlehem, PA.  


Stacey lives in Essex, Vermont, twenty minutes outside of Burlington, with her family, wife, Dr. Harriet Williams, son Jelani and daughter Taylor. 

Dennis DePaul

Dennis P. DePaul is the co-founder and managing partner for CIE, LLC, a consulting firm focused on assisting organizations nationwide to promote inclusive work environments through intentional intercultural competency training and development. 

He also holds the position of Assistant Dean for Business Operations in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Vermont and has over 25 years of progressive experience in higher education.  

Throughout his professional career Dennis has facilitated countless diversity and multicultural competency, and Restorative Practices trainings.  


To ground his professional aspirations, Dennis spends a considerable amount of time volunteering within his community.   He has served as board member and president of several organizations devoted to helping children with cancer and other serious illnesses, including the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I), the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont.  Most recently he was appointed President of the Board and Camp Director for Vermont’s Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a free summer camp and year round programs for children in Vermont and upstate New York fighting cancer.