Diversity Timeline

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Please help us document the history of UC Davis diversity. If something is missing, please e-mail us at diversityinclusion@ucdavis.edu

1914

West Hall completed; first women students arrive on campus from UC Berkeley.

1918

Women admitted to Farm School

1919

Disabled veterans receive vocational training at University farm

1928

Celeste Turner (Wright) becomes first regular woman faculty member and first Ph.D. in humanities at Davis

1969

First campus building named after a female faculty member, Gladys Everson Hall

1969

Native American Studies at UC Davis began as a program, originally housed within the Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

1973

The C.N. Gorman Museum established in honor of Carl Nelson Gorman, Navajo artist, WWII code-talker, cultural history, advocate for Native peoples, and founding faculty member of Native American Studies

1981

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program founded

1975

Native American Studies major established

1998

Graduate Program in Native American Studies Established, making UC Davis the second university in the country to offer a Ph.D. in the discipline.

2004

The Middle East/South Asia Studies (ME/SA) program and minor established

2008

The Middle East/South Asia Studies (ME/SA) major launched.  

2008

Kevin R. Johnson becomes First Latino Dean of UC Davis School of Law

2012

UC Davis launches its ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, with the aim of advancing women in STEM

2015

Adela de la Torre becomes first First Latina Distinguished Professor

Please help us document the history of UC Davis diversity. If something is missing, please e-mail us at diversityinclusion@ucdavis.edu