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LaSA to present Professor Lupe Gallegos-Diaz and Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz

The Latinx Employee Resource Group (LaSA) invites all UCOP colleagues to join them at upcoming events this week and next.

LaSA Charla de la Tarde featuring Lupe Gallegos-Diaz

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Director of Chicanx Latinx Student Development, UC Berkeley

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Director of Chicanx Latinx Student Development, UC Berkeley

Join LaSA for a Charla de la Tarde, afternoon chat, featuring Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, director of Chicanx Latinx Student Development at UC Berkeley.

Director Diaz has more than 30 years’ experience at UC Berkeley, where she is also a lecturer in Chicanx Latinx Program/Ethnic Studies Department. She was instrumental to unifying UC’s ten-campus Chicano Latino alumni networks for the establishment of the Chicano Latino Alumni Association (CLAA). She has demonstrated decades of commitment to developing and supporting Chicanx and Latinx students as leaders, as well as to advising and advocating for the racial, educational and economic needs of Chicanx Latinx students and communities of color.

Lupe serves as co-chair of the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee, and is the recipient of the 2021-22 Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award.

LaSA Speakers Series featuring UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz

UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Join LaSA for a conversation with UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D. Chancellor Muñoz will discuss his leadership trajectory as the fourth chancellor at UC Merced.

Dr. Muñoz assumed his role as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor on July 1, 2020, coming to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown, where he had served as president since 2017. Muñoz’s move to UC is a return to his California upbringing and academic roots. During his first year as chancellor, he set the university’s course for the next decade with an ambitious strategic plan that focuses on growth, impact and equity and justice.

Chancellor Muñoz has deep roots in the UC system and the Central Valley region. A California native whose parents immigrated from Mexico and whose father worked in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Santa Barbara. He also holds a master’s degree in Mexican American studies from California State University, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in education from UCLA, where he studied curriculum and instruction. His research interests include educational access, racial and ethnic equity, and the elimination of institutional structures that prevent the success of all students across the diverse landscape of public education.

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