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New top administrators sought to oversee diversity, compensation

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau held a news conference August 23 to outline his efforts to enhance diversity on campus, a key goal of his administration.

As the 2006 fall semester kicked off, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced three new diversity research projects as well as a new cabinet-level position to “enhance significantly” campus efforts to include underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at UC Berkeley. A national search for the new vice chancellor for equity and inclusion was initiated in early September. Go to the campus News Center for more details.

Enrollment of underrepresented minorities is actually up among Berkeley's nearly 9,000 new students, from 14.5 percent in fall 2005 to 16 percent this year. But steady declines in the last decade have been blamed largely on Proposition 209, the 1996 measure passed by California voters banning affirmative action programs.

On the systemwide level, the UC Board of Regents last July appointed search committees for three new vice president-level positions in a reorganization designed to address the compensation controversy that has roiled the University at its topmost administrative levels for nearly a year. The new administrators, in conjunction with a new Regents Committee on Compensation, will provide increased oversight and accountability on administrative compensation practices throughout the UC system. Go to the UC systemwide website for a full report.

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