Vice Chancellor – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UC Davis has launched a nationwide recruitment for the Vice Chancellor – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Vice Chancellor – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VC-DE&I) serves as UC Davis’ leading senior executive responsible for providing a holistic and integrated vision on all major diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for UC Davis and UC Davis Health. The VC-DE&I is expected to enhance current initiatives and programs, as well as develop and implement bold new initiatives and programs, providing focus and accountability for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout UC Davis as a whole. The office initiates programs and provides resources that increase understanding and awareness of social justice issues, removes barriers for historically underrepresented groups, improves cross-cultural relations, and contributes to a campus climate that is safe and welcoming to all, regardless of personal experiences, values and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, socioeconomic status, geographical context and abilities/disabilities.

Reporting directly to the Chancellor and working closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Academic Senate, the Chief Human Resources Officer and other campus leaders, the VC-DE&I provides visionary and collaborative institutional leadership to facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for advancing institutional goals and for fostering and affirming a campus culture based on our core values of excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion. With full authority and through key collaborative partnerships, the VC-DE&I’s broad areas of focus include high-level coordination of campuswide diversity initiatives; strategic planning; training, education and research; community relations; policy development; campus climate issues; communications; and fundraising.

The VC-DE&I will work at both the systemwide and local level to create a shared sense of responsibility for equity and inclusion among campus constituencies. The VC-DE&I is also charged with assessing the effectiveness of all diversity and outreach programs and services on campus, and is expected to lead UC Davis — within legally acceptable constraints — to measurable improvements in organizational climate and recruitment/retention in a large and diverse campus community. A critical metric of success will be measurable improvements in climate, recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and work force (faculty, students and staff).

The recruitment advisory committee, chaired by Kevin Johnson, Dean – UC Davis School of Law, is composed primarily of faculty, staff and students.

John Amer and Louis Montgomery of the national executive search firm Korn Ferry are assisting the recruitment advisory committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position.

To see the full list of qualifications, please view the position description.

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.