Anju Reejhsinghani Named Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UCSC

UC Santa Cruz has selected Anju Reejhsinghani as its first-ever Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As VC DEI and Chief Diversity Officer, Reejhsinghani will partner with leadership campuswide to guide inclusivity efforts, working proactively to foster a more welcoming campus.

Reejhsinghani has deep professional experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work, both in the college classroom as an educator and as a senior administrator. She came to UCSC from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she served most recently as Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administration. Previously she served as Executive Director at UW Madison’s Institute for Regional and International Studies. Before entering higher education leadership, she was a tenured associate professor in the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, a four-year regional comprehensive campus.

“Anju Reejhsinghani is an experienced DEI leader who has worked with students, staff and faculty,” Chancellor Cynthia Larive said. “Understanding the nuanced perspectives of the many groups that make up our campus community is critical to successful DEI work. Her experience will help immensely as she partners with people around our campus to create a more welcoming and equitable institution. I’m thrilled that she’s joining our leadership team.”

WittKieffer’s Shelley Arakawa, J.D. and Bree Liddell led this search.

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