October 27, 2017


SUBJECT:    Nominations and Applications for Leaders for Equity Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) Fellows

We invite you to submit nominations and applications for the third cohort of the LEAD Fellows program administered through the Office of the Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. LEAD Fellows are campus champions who engage and lead crucial conversations around improving organizational learning and campus climate.

LED Fellows support and advance UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan goal of “cultivating a diverse and inclusive university community that encourages respectful open dialogue, and challenges itself to take bold actions that will ensure learning is accessible and affordable for all.” Fellows receive extensive training and professional development to provide leadership and to ensure inclusive excellence across campus.

LEAD Fellows are expected to

1. Attend the following:

* A three hour Orientation on December 7th, 2017 from 10 am–1pm; and

* Nine two-hour training sessions in 2018 on Thursdays from 9 am–11 am on January 18, February 1 and 15, March 1, April 5 and 19, and May 3, 17 and 24.

2. Make a minimum one-year commitment after training, with quarterly ongoing development sessions, in order to provide leadership across campus in equity, diversity and inclusion issues.

At the end of the LEAD Fellowship, participants will be versed in the theory and practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion and be equipped to support and champion strategic equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in their departments/divisions and throughout UC San Diego.

Applications are available at http://d Individuals may apply directly, or may be nominated by their supervisor. To nominate an individual, email the name and contact information of the nominee to Preference will be given to those who are classified at the MSP-A level and above. Applications close on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

To ensure success of this program, administrative leave with pay has been approved so that employees may participate in this important campus-wide initiative. Supervisors are asked to allow employees to fully participate, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.

We appreciate your nominations for UC San Diego Leaders for Equity Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) Fellows.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Becky Petitt
Vice Chancellor –
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion