Berkeley Creates a New Diversity Czar

Despite posting slightly better numbers than UCLA, the administration at the University of California at Berkeley is not happy with the state of racial diversity on its campus. Chancellor Robert Birgeneau recently announced the creation of the position of vice chancellor of equity and inclusion. The new administrator, whose responsibilities will include outreach and mentoring programs for black and other minority students as well as overseeing faculty hiring initiatives to increase diversity. will have a large staff and will participate in university cabinet meetings.

A nationwide search to find the first person to fill the new post is currently under way.