Leading Toward Equity conversations begin Feb. 15
On Feb. 15, UCOP will hold its first Leading Toward Equity conversation — an opportunity for UCOP leaders to share unvarnished truths about their personal experiences with equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), their journeys of learning in this space and how they are leading efforts to further EDI and our efforts toward becoming an anti-racist organization.
Presented by the Office of Workplace Inclusion & Belonging, in partnership with Internal Communications, these unscripted conversations present a unique opportunity for UCOP staff to hear from our leaders while reflecting on our own experiences of discrimination, bias and privilege based on race, economic class or other dimensions.
We encourage staff to attend with the mindset of engaging with colleagues to think through how we can commit to shared accountability, move toward becoming an anti-racist organization and strengthen an EDI culture. Staff will be able to participate during the sessions through the Zoom chat feature and by asking questions at the end of each session.
Our first Leading Toward Equity conversation will feature Van Williams, vice president of Information Technology Services and chief technology officer, and Pamela Brown, vice president of Institutional Research and Academic Planning. Andenet Emiru, director of external partnerships and projects at the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation at University of California Health and a member of the UCOP EDI and Anti Racism Advisory Group, will moderate.
- What: Leading Toward Equity
- When: Feb. 15, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)
- Registration: Register online here
About our panelists
Van Williams is vice president of Information Technology Services and chief information officer for the University of California. As the UC CIO, Van serves as the university’s chief IT leader and strategist, collaborating with chief information officers and other leaders across the UC system, as well as overseeing IT-related strategic priorities for UCOP. Prior to UCOP, Van was vice chancellor for information technology and strategic initiatives at UC Santa Cruz. Van holds a master of business administration degree in finance, entrepreneurship and marketing from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Pamela Brown is vice president of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) at UCOP. She has served UCOP for 13 years and manages a team that produces evidence-based analyses and reports for UC and Academic Senate leaders to advance strategic and academic planning, address legislative requests, support assessments and promote transparency. Prior to UCOP, Pamela worked 16 years at UC Berkeley, where she was most recently executive director of the Office of Planning and Analysis. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley.
Andenet Emiru is director of external partnerships and projects at the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UC Health, where he leads the development and negotiation of strategic projects and partnerships with external stakeholders. He holds a master of business administration degree from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota.
For questions, please contact Lalitha.Sankaran@ucop.edu.Tags: Adenet Emiru, EDI, Leading Toward Equity, Pamela Brown, Van Williams