Message from Vice Chancellor Anna Spain Bradley

vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion anna spain bradley
“My passion for this work comes from my human rights experience and is rooted in the foundational principle of dignity…that every person has inherent value and deserves to be treated as such.”

At UCLA, our people are our strength. We know that our mission to educate, research and serve is best achieved when our values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are upheld. As UCLA’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, I am committed to leading and advancing strategies for turning our EDI values into reality. My passion for this work comes from my human rights experience and is rooted in the foundational principle of dignity, embedded in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, that every person has inherent value and deserves to be treated as such. Translating EDI and dignity from principles into practice takes creativity, commitment and collaboration.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is here to help. I invite you to meet the dedicated people who work hard every day to advance our mission and serve students, staff, faculty and administrators in our campus, hospital and UCLA Health communities. We are one team on a common mission. We work to protect civil rights and investigate reports of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. We advance educational tools, trainings and events to inform and engage the UCLA community in our mission. We’re taking steps to center the vital contributions of so many Bruins through EDI Voices. Our Faculty Search Process, Staff and Academic Affirmative Action Plans, and Data Hub help us stay on track to advance diversity and promote inclusion.

I invite you to join us on this mission. Equity, diversity and inclusion are everyone’s responsibility; we need your help and appreciate your support. We welcome your feedback by email at WeListen@equity.ucla.edu.

Thank you for being a part of what makes UCLA so special.

Sincerely,

Anna Spain Bradley
UCLA Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer