University Diversity Officer Search

Cal State East Bay seeks a University Diversity Officer toserves as the university’s principal administrative advisor and integrating partner responsible for identifying evidence-based opportunities to define, assess and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism, consistent with university priorities. The university has engaged the search firm AGB Search to assist with this recruitment and search process.

The leadership profile for this position is available online at AGB Search and Cal State East Bay's job search site

Four finalists have been selected to be interviewed for the position of University Diversity Office at Cal State East Bay. Each finalist will visit the Hayward campus to meet university constituencies. 

The candidates’ itineraries are being finalized and each visit will include a virtual open forum for the university community to meet the candidates and participate in a question and answer period. Additional information, including Zoom links, will be shared as soon as times are confirmed. 

Monday, November 28. 

Jacob B. Chacko, Ph.D.  |  CV/Resume

Open forum at 2:30 p.m. Zoom link 

Meeting ID: 812 5118 4520
Passcode: 642647

Provide feedback by Nov. 30 at 11 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29

Angela M. Locks, Ph.D.  |  CV/Resume

Open forum at 2:30 p.m. Zoom link

Meeting ID: 817 0132 0589
Passcode: 909545 

Provide feedback by Dec. 1 at 11 p.m.

Thursday, December 1

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D.  |  CV/Resume 

Open forum at 2:30 p.m. Zoom link

Meeting ID: 811 3684 6063
Passcode: 262942

Provide feedback by Dec. 3 at 11 p.m.

Monday, December 5

Kathleen Wong (Lau), Ph.D.  | CV/Resume

Open forum at 2:30 p.m. Zoom link

Meeting ID: 870 5611 9981
Passcode: 360184

Provide feedback by Dec. 7 at 11 p.m.


Search Committee

Thank you to the members of the search committee for their service in this important effort:

  • Bal Kumar, Director of Special Sessions Programs (co-chair)
  • Rob WIlliams, Dean of the College of Education & Allied Studies (co-chair)
  • Ashmita Ahluwalia, President/CEO, Associated Students, Inc.
  • Andrea Arauza Rivera, Assistant Professor, College of Science
  • James Carroll, Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc.
  • Christina Chin-Newman, Professor & Vice Chair, Academic Senate, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
  • Sarah Dutchover, Graduation Evaluator, Office of the Registrar
  • Tu Ngo, Academic Advisor, College of Science
  • Asha Rao, Professor, College of Business & Economics

Updated: Sept. 27. 2022