Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and University Diversity Officer under the leadership of Dr. Octavio Villalpando. The vice provost serves as the senior academic affairs administrator overseeing the development and implementation of the Academic Affairs strategic plan for diversity and inclusion as well as efforts to strengthen student learning and engagement.

Vice Provost Dr. Villalpando is responsible for:
• Developing and implementing training programs for cultural
  competency and unconscious bias awareness
• Collaborating with campus leadership, faculty, and students to
  advance the University’s diversity and inclusion goals
• Overseeing the pipeline and recruitment initiatives for faculty recruitment
• Overseeing faculty development and student learning initiatives
• Coordinating leadership development programs for faculty and for
   academic affairs staff, and administrators
• Overseeing access and pipeline initiatives for students
• Coordinating and assessing student success programs aimed at
   reducing the graduation gap
• Overseeing community partnership development
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Direct Reports:
Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity Issues
Senior Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning
Senior Director, The Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
Director, Pathways Program

Office Staff:
Administrative Support Coordinator II: Alisa Sarkissian

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Octavio Villalpando, Ph.D.

Administration Building 713
Phone (323) 343-3800