Sep 5, 2019

Dear Campus Community,

University of Southern California scholar and organizational change expert, Adrianna Kezar, will speak at the Institute for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Tuesday, September 17. The Institute, hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, approaches its 13th year as a signature forum to engage UCI students, faculty, and staff about topics related to supporting equity and diversity, practicing inclusion, and honoring free speech.

The Institute is scheduled 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Yosemite Ballroom (Rooms 2070-2090) at Continuing Education Building I. This year’s theme is “A Call to Action for Inclusion,” and Provost Enrique Lavernia will open the day with remarks. Participants also will engage in common planning for inclusive excellence activities as part of action groups.

RSVP at: in order to attend. The event is free and continental breakfast and a full lunch will be served.

Dr. Kezar will present a skills session on effective strategies for organizational change before also presenting a keynote discussion on “Buying In and Engaging Stakeholders for Change.” She is the co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education and a professor of higher education at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her current project, The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, provides tools and resources to help create new faculty models and better support faculty off the tenure track to enhance higher education institutions. For more information on Professor Kezar’s projects, please visit:

For Institute details and ongoing information about OIE events, please view our Signature Programs tab and events calendar at:

Expect Equity, Support Diversity, Practice Inclusion, Honor Free Speech

Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence |
Director, ADVANCE Program |
Professor of History |