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About Us - OAD

Office of Academic Diversity Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Diversity (OAD) works to strengthen and diversify the academic pipeline at UC Davis. It develops programming to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty members whose research, teaching, and service advances multicultural perspectives in all fields of studies. It similarly supports programs aimed at graduate student success, especially for those students who may be the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree. Finally, the office recognizes that all undergraduate "Rising Scholars" are an invaluable campus resource, and therefore champions their success as well, primarily by spearheading the campus initiative to become a Hispanic Serving Institution.

2022-23 Impact and Goals

  1. Empowering faculty equity leaders
  2. Elevating the work of diverse faculty as they solve global problems
  3. Supporting equitable ecosystems for student opportunity
  4. Modeling equity inclusion in higher education


Questions & Contact

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity: Vacant

CAMPOS Faculty Director: Mariel Vazquez

CAMPOS Assistant Director: Sophie Barbu

CAMPSSAH Faculty Director: Zoila S. Mendoza

HSI Director: Lina R. Mendez

OAD Principal Analyst: Thomas O'Donnell

OAD Analyst: Rosa Deniz