Vision and Action for Equity: How Exclusion in California’s Colleges & Universities Continues to Hurt Our Values, Students, and Democracy

April 3rd

California is our nation’s most diverse and populous state. And yet, while diversity is one of our greatest assets, representation of Latinx, Black, Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native among higher education governing body leaders, system leaders, campus leaders, faculty, and academic senate bodies in California’s colleges and universities remains unacceptably low. Our recently released report, Still Left Out, provided a sobering update to our analysis to our 2018 analysis, finding that limited progress has been made to ensure the full inclusion and diversity reflective of California’s college students within leadership of the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges. 

On April 10, 17, and 24 at 10 am we held three webinars discussing our report findings by system. We heard students share their stories about how their higher education journeys were affected by a lack of leadership or faculty members with their unique backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, leaders of the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges reacted to findings and offer solutions for equitably investing in the diverse talent necessary to sufficiently support students of all backgrounds in achieving their college dreams. 

Discussions facilitated by:

Speakers included:

Still Left Out: University of California

Still Left Out: California Community Colleges

Still Left Out: California State University