Luis Carvajal-Carmona appointed associate vice chancellor for the Office of Academic Diversity


The UC Davis Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) announced Feb. 22 the appointment of Mikael Villalobos as associate vice chancellor for the Office of Campus Community Relations, effective immediately. The office also announced the appointment of Luis Carvajal-Carmona as associate vice chancellor for the Office of Academic Diversity, effective March 1, 2023.

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Luis Carvajal-Carmona

Both positions report directly to Renetta G. Tull, vice chancellor for DEI, and serve on her core leadership team. “I am thrilled and excited to have these two talented leaders on our team who are experts and already contributing to advancing our DEI goals,” Tull said.

Carvajal-Carmona is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He holds the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science and is the associate director for the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility office. Carvajal-Carmona is also the founding director of the Latinos United for Cancer Health Advancement initiative and of the Center for Advancing Cancer Health Equity at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also co-directs the Community Engagement Program at the UC Davis Clinical and Translation Science Center.

“As a nationally recognized scientist and workforce diversity advocate, I look forward to working with Vice Chancellor Tull, our amazing DEI office team, and our great leaders at Mrak Hall to advance inclusive excellence and to promote all dimensions of diversity among our students and faculty,” Carvajal-Carmona said.

The associate vice chancellor for the Office of Academic Diversity plays an influential role in the DEI office. The goal is to empower  equity leaders, elevate the work of diverse faculty as they solve global problems, support equitable ecosystems for student opportunity through the DEI’s Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) initiative, and model equity and inclusion in higher education.

Read the full announcement on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.