University of California, San Diego
December 9, 2004
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jorge Huerta, Professor of Theatre, as Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), starting January 1, 2005. Professor Huerta will act as the liaison between the Chancellor's Office and the faculty, and will focus on programmatic options for UCSD's diversity efforts. The appointment of Professor Huerta as Associate Chancellor and CDO follows recommendations made most recently by the Academic Senate-Administration Task Force on Underrepresented Faculty and the Chancellor's Diversity Council.
He will work half-time in the Chancellor's Office and will be responsible for coordinating efforts and working with colleagues university-wide to enhance UCSD's overall diversity. Professor Huerta will be the primary liaison between the University and the individual communities to increase communication and collaboration.
Professor Huerta joined our faculty 29 years ago and currently holds the Chancellor's Associates' Endowed Chair III. In addition to his expertise and published writings, Professor Huerta is widely known as an authority on contemporary Chicano and U.S. Latino Theatre, as well as a professional director. In 1989, he headed the country's first and only graduate program training actors and directors dedicated to Latino theatre.
Professor Huerta brings a focused and unique perspective on how UCSD can expand its reach locally, nationally, and internationally. His commitment to involving all communities in shaping UCSD's future will enrich the quality of campus life in the coming years. His appointment to this important leadership position reflects UCSD's goal to involve all communities in the administration of our campus.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Jorge Huerta to this important post.