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President's Chicano Latino Advisory Council

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The President’s Chicano/Latino Advisory Council (PCLAC) will address a critical need to meet UC’s goals of inclusive excellence by advancing a thriving Chicano/Latino presence on all UC campuses. The Council provides input to UC leadership on approaches to address the lack of representation of Chicanos/Latinos in senior faculty and administrative positions, and it recommends strategies for improving Chicano/Latino student success along the educational pipeline. The Council identifies the most significant barriers to achieving greater Chicano/Latino student, faculty and staff presence at UC and works across the system with campus leaders to remove those barriers and advance UC as a national model of Chicano/Latino leadership in higher education. The Council is convened by the Vice Provost of Diversity and Engagement and comprises senior staff and faculty from all UC campuses.

The President’s Chicano/Latino Advisory Council is a systemwide group that will advise the President and the Provost on the following matters:

  • Pathways to leadership positions for Chicano/Latino faculty, administrators and students;
  • Preparation, access, recruitment and retention of Chicano/Latino undergraduate and graduate students;
  • UC efforts to diversify the faculty and staff; and
  • Opportunities for greater University engagement with the broader Chicano/Latino community and stakeholders of California.

The Council also serves as a consultative body, providing guidance and expertise to state and national education leaders and community stakeholders on critical issues, policies and practices affecting the advancement of Chicano/Latino students, staff and faculty. 

Membership

The Council comprises two representatives (one staff, one faculty) from each UC campus. Additionally, the Council includes two ad hoc student leader representatives and one alumni representative, nominated and selected by the Council members annually. The members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed to a successive term. Appointments of members are approved by the Vice Provost of Diversity and Engagement. Council co-chairs are elected by the full Council.