Diversity and Engagement
Associate Vice Provost
Liz Halimah joined the Office of Diversity and Engagement in November 2015. As the Associate Vice Provost, Liz serves as chief strategist for systemwide initiatives that enhance UC’s diversity, improve campus climate, support equity and inclusion systemwide and cultivate diverse academic pipelines to higher education and to the University of California.
Liz has more than 20 years of service to the University of California across a variety of domains and brings a distinguished background in equity, inclusion and diversity. She comes to the Office of the President from UC Berkeley, where she served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff in the Division of Equity & Inclusion. In this role, she led efforts to improve campus climate and data-focused diversity planning and to enhance the programs and services that support students, faculty and staff. Previously, Liz served as Director of Planning and Analysis at the Office of the President for student academic preparation and educational partnerships. Liz was also Director of the Early Academic Outreach Program, where she managed UC Berkeley’s largest program to help low-income, first-generation students prepare for college through advising and academic enrichment opportunities.
Liz holds a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.