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Vice Chancellor’s Team

Office of the Vice Chancellor for EDI:
2147 Murphy Hall, Box 951405
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-3935

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Jerry Kang
Photo: Courtesy of Miriam Bribiesca

Jerry Kang

Distinguished Professor of Law
Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies
Korea Times – Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair

Website: http://jerrykang.net
Contact: jkang@equity.ucla.edu

VC Kang graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard College (physics) and Harvard Law School, where he was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, he started his teaching career at UCLA in 1995. A leading scholar on implicit bias and the law, VC Kang regularly collaborates with leading experimental social psychologists on wide-ranging scholarly, educational, and advocacy projects. He’s won numerous teaching awards, including the law school Rutter Award and the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award (Eby Art of Teaching). He speaks widely across the country to law firms, corporations, judges, and government agencies on the challenges of implicit bias and how to counter them.

Team Members

Johnathan Perkins

Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Email: jperkins@equity.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-7411

Mr. Perkins joined UCLA in the Fall of 2019 as Special Assistant to Vice Chancellor Kang and member of the BruinX Team. Before joining UCLA, Johnathan served within the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. During the first several years of his legal practice, he worked as an associate in the higher education division of a premier, Philadelphia-based law firm. In addition to these positions, Johnathan has also regularly served as a consultant, writer, and speaker on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Johnathan received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A magna cum laude from Temple University.

Randi Kusumi

Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

Email: rkusumi@equity.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-3935

Ms. Kusumi is a graduate of UC San Diego, where she studied communication and sociology, and is proud to continue supporting the UC community as a staff member at UCLA. She handles scheduling, communication, and general support for the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She also collaborates with other team members on various substantive and policy projects.

Rusty Klibaner

Administrative Analyst

Email: rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-2895

Mr. Klibaner graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communication Studies, along with minors in English and Russian Language. He also received an M.A. from UCLA’s Cinema and Media Studies program. He is thrilled to stay in the UCLA family and join Vice Chancellor Kang’s team, assisting with a great variety of projects for all branches of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.