Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity is an advisory body to the Chancellor and the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The overarching responsibility for the Council is to provide both campus leaders and the campus community with advice concerning ways to strengthen and maintain the bonds of community at UC Davis. In particular, the charge includes providing advice on:

Actions required to ensure that students, faculty, staff and administration better reflect the richness of California's ethnic and cultural diversity.

Strategies to ensure that the environment of UC Davis is welcoming and inclusive of the cultural differences and knowledge bases of all Californians and, indeed, of all people of the world

Provide consultation on discrimination issues and work with staff to resolve discrimination complaints.

Design and deliver training workshops, presentations, courses and other educational activities that enhances further understanding of the multicultural nature of the campus community.

Coordinate campus diversity committees and direct them in planning diversity events for the campus.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Sheri Atkinson Director; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC)
Steven Baissa Director; Cross Cultural Center
Desire Campusano Student Assistant to the Chancellor; Student Affairs
Matt Carmichael Chief of Police; UC Davis Police Department
Jordan Carroll GSA Representative; English
Kayton Carter Ex-officio, SAO Learning Studies; African American Studies
Griselda Castro Ex-Officio Member and Assistant Vice Chancellor; Student Affairs
Lisceth Cruz Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor; Graduate Studies
Lynette de los Santos Chair-UCDHS SWADAC: Manager: UCDHS Non-Invasive Cardiology Manager
Jeff Gibeling Dean; Graduate Studies
Vickie Gomez Staff Assembly Representative and Diversity Program Coordinator; Campus Community Relations
Christina Gonzalez Professor; Spanish Department
Ralph Hexter Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; Offices of the Chancellor & Provost
Linda Katehi Chair-CCC&D and Chancellor; Office of the Chancellor
Mari Knuth-Bouracee Assistant Director, Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC)
Winston Ko Dean; Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Debra Kronenberg Co-chair-SWADAC, School of Medicine
Judith LaDeaux Ex-officio, SAO; Native American Studies
Darin Latimore Assistant Dean; Student and Resident Diversity; SOM: Office of Diversity
Alma Martinez Ex-Officio; Coordinator, Student Affairs; Chicana/o Studies
Tammy McNiff ADMAN Representative and Program Director, Campus Community Engagement; Campus Community Relations
Jann Murray-Garcia Chair; Blacks for Effective Community Action (BECA)
Ramona Norton Community Advisor Network African Diaspora & TRV and Psychologist; Counseling & Psychological Services
Chani Oppenheim Executive Director; Hillel House
Cindy Oropeza Ex-Officio Member and Manager-EEO, Diversity/Bnfts; Human Resources
Sharon Perera Campus Climate Intern; Cross Cultural Center (sub: Hailey Caparella)
Marion Randall Executive Director; Human Resources
Rahim Reed Co-chair - Associate Executive Vice Chancellor; Campus Community Relations
Susan Rivera Chair-Academic Senate Affirmative Action & Diversity and Professor-Psychology; Psychology
Walter Robinson Director of Admissions
Nan Senzaki UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture & Inclusiont; Counseling & Psychological Services
Nick Sidney Student Assistant to the Chancellor; Student Affairs
Binnie Singh Ex-Officio Member and Director-Faculty Relations; Office of the Provost
Maureen Stanton Vice Provost Academic Affairs - Designate
Britt Sumida Ex-officio, SAO Learning Skills; Asian American Studies
Mikael Villalobos Ex-Officio Member and Administrator-Diversity Education; Campus Community Relations
Robert Waste Assistant Director; UCDHS: Government & Community Relations
Ginal Werfel Co-chair – SWADAC and Professor; Art
Jennnifer Wong Wade Chair – SDAAC and Development Analyst; University Outreach and International Programs
Fred Wood Vice Chancellor; Student Affairs
Robert Woods President; African & African American Alumni Association

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The mission of the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) is to ensure the attention to those components of the campus community that affect community, campus climate, diversity and inclusiveness.

OCCR provides leadership in diversity education training, affirmative action, equity initiatives and campus community relations.

OCCR serves the campus and general community by working in collaboration with a broad, diverse cross section of the campus community to develop a strategic plan to guide the university in the development and assessment of policy, programs, initiatives and outreach efforts to increase diversity, improve campus climate and promote inclusiveness.

Vickie Gomez
Diversity Program Coordinator
Early Resolution Discrimination Coordinator

Tammy McNiff
Program Director, Campus Community Engagement

Linda Mijangos
Executive Assistan to the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor

Mikael Villalobos
Administrator of Diversity Education Program

Samantha Huynh
Student Assistant

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Vickie Gomez

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Diversity Program Coordinator & Early Resolution Discrimination Coordinator

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Vickie Gomez, M. A., is the Diversity Program Coordinator, and the Early Resolution Discrimination Coordinator with the Office of Campus Community Relations in the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost. Previous experience includes, 5 years as Academic Counselor in the College of Letters and Science Deans Office. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked for 13 years at San Jose State University as Assistant Director/Counseling Coordinator of Student Support Services, a Trio program. She has been a member of the UC Davis Diversity Trainers Institute since 2006, a team of UC Davis trainers who develop, teach and facilitate workshops and courses for students, staff and faculty on issues related to social justice and diversity education. Vickie has a master’s degree in Counseling Education and a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies. She also holds a Community College Teaching Credential in Psychology and has taught at Evergreen Community College in San Jose.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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