Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Octavio Villalpando, Ph.D.

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Building Room ADMIN 713
Phone (323) 343-3800

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.

The 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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