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Equity Advisors

The Equity Advisor Expectations and Compensation memo is now available.

In June 2014, all schools and academic units were asked to appoint an Equity Advisor, who would take leadership on matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion within their institution. Distributed throughout the University, these Equity Advisors leverage their direct experience with local culture and climate to advise their deans in terms of strategy, policy, training, climate, and accountability.

Roles and responsibilities are still in flux; however, many Equity Advisors already play a concrete role in faculty training, monitoring the faculty search and other hiring processes, and consultations on matters of pay equity. Although Equity Advisors report directly to their deans, they also work closely with and provide invaluable advice to the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. They constitute the most important advisory council for the Office.

If you have a question, concern, or suggestion, please contact your local Equity Advisor.

Equity Advisor Resources (Equity Advisor access only)

Equity Advisor List

Charles Alexander

Undergraduate Education

Email: calexander@college.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-1551

Paul Barber

Life Sciences

Email: paulbarber@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 794-5349

Heather Caruso


Email: heather.caruso@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-6729

Myung Hee Cho

Theater, Film & Television

Email: mcho@tft.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 267-2055

Albert Courey

Physical Sciences

Email: courey@chem.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2530

Robin Derby

International Institute

Email: derby@history.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 267-5461

Alina Dorian

Public Health

Email: adorian@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-6965

Ben Refuerzo

Arts & Architecture

Email: Refuerzo@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2769

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

Education & Information Studies

Email: rios-aguilar@gseis.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-1925