May 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the news that we have named seven incoming faculty as our first seven recipients of the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Awards. These individuals are recognized for their deep expertise and demonstrated abilities to advance inclusive excellence and they represent diverse disciplines and approaches to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scholarship, pedagogy, and service. Their work during the two-year appointment period will culminate in a public forum for UCI and community members to learn more from their research and activities on behalf of our University. Additional details to join us in celebrating and building on the phenomenal capacities supported by these scholars are forthcoming, but please join me in welcoming these exceptional colleagues now.

The Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Award Recipients, 2020-2022

Cindy Archer will serve as a professor of teaching in the School of Law beginning July 1, 2020
Dawn Bounds will begin her tenure at UCI as an assistant professor in the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing on July 1, 2020
Gustavo Carlo will serve as a full professor in the School of Education beginning July 1, 2020
Alexandra Florea joins the Department of Mathematics in the School of Physical Sciences as assistant professor beginning July 1, 2021
Anne Marie Piper will be an associate professor in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences beginning July 1, 2020
Carolina Valdivia will be an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society in the School of Social Ecology beginning July 1, 2021
Julie Washington will serve as a full professor in the School of Education beginning January 1, 2021



Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer, University of California
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History, Humanities