HSI Task Force

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Detail, UC Davis Student Community Center, Davis, CA Winter 2012, UC Davis Chicana/o Studies Mural Workshop, Directed by Maceo Montoya

In June 2018 Chancellor May invited twenty-nine distinguished scholars, administrators, community members, and students to serve on a task force to help UC Davis define what success should mean for a research intensive, public land-grant, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in California. The Task Force is charged with examining and making recommendations to continue to improve the success and well-being of all our students, including our Latinx and Chicanx students, and to identify the resources and reforms necessary to achieve these goals.

The Task Force was asked to discuss and assess what we are doing well and what can be improved in the ways we educate and facilitate the success of our students. In turn, this process should also help us define the metrics by which we can measure our success as one of only ten research intensive, public land-grant HSIs in the United States.

Chancellor May has asked for recommendations by February 2, 2019.

You can read the charge letter here.

The Task Force began its work in July 2018.

Neptaly Aguilera, CAAA and CLAA Board Member Kevin Johnson, Dean, School of Law
Raquel Aldana, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity, Professor of Law (Co-Chair) Kristin Lagattuta, Vice Chair, Academic Senate
Sheri Atkinson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Life, Campus Community & Retention Services Alma Martinez, Student Affairs Officer, Chicano and Latino Studies Department
Caroline Cabias, Chicano Latino Alumni Association Josephine Moreno, Graduate Diversity Officer, HASS
Griselda Castro, Emerita Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs Daniel Potter, Chair, Undergraduate Council of the Academic Senate
Laura Cerruti, Analyst, Student Affairs Emily Prieto-Tseregounis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Cirilo Cortez, Director, Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success Rahim Reed, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor and Interim Lead of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Co-Chair)
Marcela Cuellar, Assistant Professor, School of Education Elizabeth Rice, Chair, Educational Affairs Committee of the Academic Federation
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies Department Timo Rico, Executive Director, Center for Student Affairs Assessment
Efren Diaz, Student, Chicana/o Studies, Gender and Sexuality and Women’s Studies Cathy Rodriguez Aguirre, President and CEO, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Leticia Garay, ex officio chair of the Latino Staff and Faculty Association Carolyn Thomas, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Alicia Garcia, Graduate Student, Education Hendry Ton, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis Health
Andrea Gaytan, Dean, Sacramento City College, Davis Center Dana Topousis, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Blas Guerrero, Director, Strategic Diversity Recruitment Initiatives and Transfer Programs Brian Wadell, Chair-Elect, Staff Assembly