Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity

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  • Oversees efforts to increase the access and academic success of diverse students on the Berkeley campus , including first-generation students, historically underrepresented students, students from educationally and socioeconomically  disadvantaged backgrounds, students of color, LGBTQ students, and disabled students.
  • Advises the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion and the Dean of the Graduate Division on a broad range of graduate student issues
  • Provides leadership to achieve equity and inclusion for diverse students through outreach and recruitment, admissions advising, academic and social support and mentoring.
  • Collaborates with key campus partners to sustain current best practices and to develop innovative opportunities for recruitment and retention
  • Provides advice and support to campus departments, deans, faculty, advisors and program coordinators who are striving to achieve equity and inclusion within their graduate student body
  • Advises campus departments as requested to develop new strategies to enhance departmental diversity such as strategic planning, admissions policy recommendations and potential partnership on grant proposals to increase program diversity
  • Works in partnership with other UCs, HSIs and HBCUs in developing pipeline programs and research opportunities
  • Maintains oversight of and provides leadership to the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP)


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