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UC Black Administrators' Council (UCBAC) Conference

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Please note: The University of California Black Administrators' Council (UCBAC) canceled its plans for a 2020 conference due to public health recommendations regarding COVID-19. In the interim, the planning team presents a Leadership Reflection Series, comprising 90-minute webinars, each illuminating a different area for campus leadership roles. Members of each diverse panel hold key functional positions within UC. With a focus on their own experiences as Black, Chicano/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous, women and first-generation leaders in higher education, they will share their career trajectories and offer leadership principles and practices for career advancement. 

 


2021 Leadership Reflection Webinar Series

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Chief Student Affairs Officers
Wednesday, January 27
Noon–1:30 p.m.
 
Chief student affairs officers — sometimes also known on campuses as vice chancellors for student affairs — have executive oversight of student services and experience, from housing and healthcare to intercollegiate athletics. They are accountable for developing, assessing and making improvements to the way students experience UC, thus furthering the university’s larger mission and strategic plan.
 
Panelists:

  • Willie Banks, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UC Irvine
  • Jennifer Baszile, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success, UC Santa Cruz
  • Pablo Reguerín, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UC Davis
  • Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UC Santa Barbara

Chief Diversity Officers
Wednesday, February 17
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Chief diversity officers (CDOs) function as UC’s executive-level diversity and inclusion strategists. They are charged with ensuring that all institutional decisions are made with diversity as an uppermost consideration. CDOs are responsible for guiding campus efforts to define, assess and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource.

Panelists:

  • Mariam Lam, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UC Riverside
  • Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis
  • Doug Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Irvine
  • Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC San Diego
  • Dania Matos, Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, UC Merced

Chief Human Resources Officers
Wednesday, March 31
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Chief human resources officers are executive partners and coaches who facilitate change management, strategic planning and organizational design. These officers build the institution’s “people programs” and design the delivery of related services. They are influencers, helping to shape decision-making and approaches to securing growth on a campuswide scale.

Panelists:

  • Eugene Whitlock, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Berkeley
  • Christine Lovely, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Davis
  • Corey Jackson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for UCSF Health and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources for UCSF
  • Tammy Few, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Riverside

Moderator:

  • Marie-Ann Hairston, Director of Systemwide Employee Relations, UC Office of the President

Chief Admissions/Enrollment Officers
Wednesday, April 14
Noon–1:30 p.m.
 
Chief admissions and enrollment officers lead the institution’s efforts to bring new generations of outstanding and diverse students to the university. They provide strategic and visionary leadership for undergraduate admissions, financial aid, the registrar’s office and enrollment management. They play a pivotal role in ensuring the ongoing excellence of each UC campus and the UC system as a whole.

Panelists:

  • Adele Brumfield, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, UC San Diego
  • Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, UCLA
  • Patricia Morales, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, UC Irvine
  • Femi Ogundele, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission, UC Berkeley
  • Han Mi Yoon-Wu, Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions, UC Office of the President

Chiefs of Staff
Wednesday, May 19
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Chiefs of staff help to ensure that the chief executive is carrying out the strategic objectives of the institution in alignment with its mission and values. The chief of staff serves as executive advisor and confidant to a chief executive, working behind the scenes and with other institutional leaders to solve problems, mediate disputes and deal with issues, large and small.

Panelists:

  • Janhavi Bonville,Associate Executive Vice Chancellor- Strategic Initiatives, UCSF
  • Yolanda Gorman, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, UCLA
  • Jenny Kao, Chief of Staff to the President, UC Office of the President
  • Mia Settles-Tidwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, UC Berkeley