September 13, 2012


SUBJECT:    Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, and today's approval by the UC Regents, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Linda S. Greene as UC San Diego's first Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC-EDI). She will report to the Executive Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs with an indirect reporting relationship to the Chancellor.

Professor Greene is joining the campus at a pivotal time in our history. As we look ahead to our next fifty years, it is imperative that we embrace and actively advance issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles, inextricably linked to any future success of our campus. Professor Greene will lead the development of a diversity strategic plan for UC San Diego. This work will be integrated into the overall strategic planning effort getting underway on campus and will provide an important foundational element in furthering our academic mission. Additionally, the plan will include metrics to ensure that we are employing best practices that both research and experience show have a real impact. The VC-EDI will be required to develop broad-based partnerships throughout the campus, across the UC system and with external constituents including our local and K-12 communities, donors, industry partners and other supporters.

Currently the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor Greene's teaching and academic scholarship are concentrated in the areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Legislation, Civil Rights and Sports Law. She has extensive leadership experience with a proven record of success in areas relating to equity, diversity and inclusion. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison she led a strategic hiring initiative to help promote new areas of interdisciplinary scholarship and curricular offerings and to increase the number of women in science and engineering, and minority faculty generally. She led professional development and retention initiatives and developed and promoted policies to advance gender equity. She also led other inclusionary programs that supported faculty as well as staff and enhanced the educational experience of students. Prior to becoming Associate Vice Chancellor, Professor Greene was devoted to faculty governance at the UW Law School as well as UW campus wide. She was also an innovator in law faculty diversity initiatives nationwide. She will join the campus in January 2013 after she completes her current teaching responsibilities, but will travel to San Diego during the upcoming quarter so as to become acquainted with our campus and diversity programs.

Professor Greene's experience and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion make her well qualified to provide leadership as VC-EDI. We look forward with great enthusiasm to her partnership in our efforts to create a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus community. Please join us in welcoming Vice Chancellor Greene to UC San Diego.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor