Power to the People: A University of California IT Diversity Journey

Thursday, October 29 | 1:25PM–1:45PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Simulive

The 10-campus University of California (UC) CIOs signed the EDUCAUSE diversity commitment. Now they are backing a collective movement. Learn about their essential strategy: supporting passionate staff who champion diversity. Results include a conference track, a systemwide women in tech committee, a shared toolkit of best practices, and more.

Outcomes: Learn how to jointly engage staff and executives in a dialogue that can bring diversity initiatives to the forefront of strategy and culture * Develop a toolkit of pragmatic steps to build a staff-driven diversity program * Describe the necessary balance between top-down and bottom-up approaches to diversity and the need for inclusion


  • Tom Andriola

    Vice Chancellor, IT and Data, University of California, Irvine
  • Yvonne Tevis

    University of California, Office of the President