Office of the Chancellor

Work Groups

Work Groups

African American Student Experience

  • Nicole Mitchell, Chair (Undergraduate); Professor, Music
  • Frances Leslie, Chair (Graduate); Vice Provost, Graduate Education; Dean, Graduate Division; Professor, Pharmacology
  • Tamara Austin, Director, Women’s & Gender Education Initiatives
  • Àdísà Ajamu, Director, Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research
  • Kim Ayala, Director, Undecided/Undeclared Advising
  • Lisa Cornish, Executive Director, Student Housing
  • Nicole Giles, Junior, Social Policy & Public Service
  • Kaaryn Gustafson, Professor, Law
  • Fred Lipscomb, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Kenneth Oden, Program Coordinator, SOAR Center
  • Frank Wilderson, Professor, African American Studies and Drama
  • Carla Wilson, Community member

Campus Public Relations

  • Anna Iliff, Communications Officer, Strategic Communications
  • Pamela James, Executive Director, Human Resources for Campus
  • Sarah Link, Instructional Support Manager, The Paul Merage School of Business
  • David Naimie, Associate Director, Student & School Relations; Admissions & Relations with Schools
  • Kathy Sinajon, Executive Digital Communications Officer, Strategic Communications

Constructive Engagement, Policing & Crisis Response
(For a list of the members’ campus affiliations, click here)

  • Daniel Wehrenfennig, Chair; Executive Director, Olive Tree Initiative; Director, Program in Conflict Analysis & Resolution
  • Jade Agua, Director, Cross-Cultural Center
  • Margaret Byron, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology & Evolutional Biology
  • Jorge Cisneros, Chief, UCI Police
  • Lisa Cornish, Executive Director, Student Housing
  • Edgar Dormitorio, Chief of Staff, Student Affairs; Director, Student Affairs Communications
  • Sumita Furlong, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor on Cultural Affairs
  • Kevin Huie, Director, Student Transition Services, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Susan Klein, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literatures
  • Elizabeth Koppe, Senior, Philosophy
  • Fred Lipscomb, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for Cultural Affairs, Student Affairs
  • Rameen Talesh, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life & Leadership
  • Joan Tenma, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

Diversity, Inclusion & Programming

  • Doug Haynes, Chair; Vice Provost, Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Professor, History
  • Ramona Agrela, Associate Chancellor
  • Michelle Chan, Ph.D. Student, Nursing Science; President, Associated Graduate Students
  • Jonathan Feng, Professor, Physics & Astronomy
  • John Stupar, Lecturer, Engineering
  • Joan Tenma, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
  • Rebecca Thompson, Graduate Student, Psychology & Social Behavior
  • Evan Luu, Junior, Business Information Management

Listening Tour

  • Darlene Esparza, Chair; Director, Campus Organizations
  • Michelle Chan, Ph.D. Student, Nursing Science; President, Associated Graduate Students
  • Kevin Huie, Director, Student Transition Services, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig, Executive Director, Olive Tree Initiative; Director, Program in Conflict Analysis & Resolution
  • Tracy La, Senior, Political Science, Social Policy & Public Service; President, Associated Students of UCI

Surveys, Data Analysis & Evaluation

  • Andrew Penner, Chair; Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Gwendolyn Kuhns Black, Associate Director, Equal Opportunity & Diversity
  • Frances Leslie, Vice Provost, Graduate Education; Dean, Graduate Division; Professor, Pharmacology
  • Joshua Saldana, Principal Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research
  • Venetia Van Duyn, Campus Assessment Coordinator, DUE-Assessment/Research Studies