The IDEA serves as an accelerator for UC Davis collaborations in the DEI space. We promote the long-term success of programs by amplifying their vision, assessing their impact, promoting their findings, and scaling up the most promising and effective practices. Our goal is to make lasting and systemic change by galvanizing our collective effort. Recently, the IDEA has supported programs to address anti-Blackness, empower youth voice and civic engagement, honor the heritage of Native Americans, welcome students with intellectual disabilities, and promote diversity in STEM fields.
UC Davis ranks as one of the leading institutions in diversity. With your help we can outgrow the expected to solve for inequity and facilitate opportunities for everyone in our community and beyond.
In the photo: UC Davis staff attend an event to celebrate early success of Improve Your Tomorrow / The 1300 campaign, a Sacramento-based initiative that seeks to increase college attainment for students from diverse backgrounds. To advance diversity and equity in its outreach and admissions efforts, UC Davis partners a variety of organizations, with "The IDEA" in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) serving as the hub for some of these campus and community partnerships. From left to right are staff from the admissions, financial aid, and DEI: Elaina Lopez, Pamela Blanco, Patrice Hill, Deborah Agee, Mercedes Piedra, Chancellor Gary S. May, Trina Wilson, Renetta G. Tull, Robert Penman, and Ebony Lewis.
Ebony E. Lewis, Ed.D.
Director of DEI Special Projects