Mitchell Chang named interim vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion
Murphy Hall is pictured. Mitchell Chang will be the interim vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion for two years. (Daily Bruin file photo)
June 9, 2023 7:56 p.m.
Mitchell Chang will take over as interim vice provost and head of the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office on July 1, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Darnell Hunt announced Thursday.
Chang, a professor of education and Asian American studies, currently serves as the associate vice chancellor in the office, the announcement said. His interim role will last two years, Hunt added.
As associate vice chancellor, Chang evaluated faculty diversity programs and used his findings to enact changes on campus, the announcement said. Hunt added that UCLA has used his research in diversity and inclusion efforts, including the Rising to the Challenge and Faculty Forward initiatives, which both focus on increasing and retaining diversity on campus.
“As vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion, Professor Chang will utilize his extensive expertise, his familiarity with the staff and structure of the EDI office, his deep relationships throughout UCLA and his dedication to research-informed best practices to help ensure that our campus is a welcoming and supportive environment where people of all backgrounds and identities can thrive,” Hunt said in the announcement.