University of California, Riverside

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Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Excellence & Equity

UCR’s Chancellor created the position of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Excellence and Equity (AVCDEE) in response to the growing awareness of the educational benefit of diversity for all students, faculty, and staff.

The AVCDEE is the chief diversity officer and leader of UCR’s initiatives to promote diversity as a means to academic excellence, multicultural understanding and professional competence.

Included in the AVCDEE’s charge are assisting and monitoring all units of the campus in their efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and student body, as well as planning, implementing and overseeing development of programs and activities to support the culture of open inquiry, pluralism, mutual respect and engagement throughout the campus. Additionally, the AVCDEE has undertaken a variety of campus initiatives to advance UCR’s dedication to academic excellence through diversity.

The Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Excellence and Equity (AVCDEE) is also leading an expanded mandate to diversify and retain faculty and staff through multicultural and affirmative action education, as well as training and leadership programs. In the past ten years, UCR has made a significant increase in both women and minority academic staff, plus steady progress in diversifying administrative staff.


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