Student Success Task Force

In February 2021, Chancellor Larive charged the Student Success Task Force with establishing priorities and providing direction to various groups on campus, including the Student Success Steering Committee and groups at the divisional and departmental level.

Co-chaired by CP/EVC Kletzer and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success Akirah Bradley-Amstrong, the task force works to establish numerical goals for four- and six-year graduation rates for entering first-year students and transfer students, and closing achievement gaps. The group also provides direction on retention rates, course performance in gateway courses and major migration.

These efforts to advance student success for marginalized and historically excluded groups will benefit students from all backgrounds and provide more equitable higher education pathways.

In October 2021, the Student Success Initiative was launched to provide essential support to students in three key areas: reducing financial barriers, navigating university life, and beyond the classroom.

Task Force Members

  • Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Co-chair
  • Akirah Bradley-Amstrong, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success, Co-chair
  • Jasmine Alinder, Dean, Humanities 
  • Peter Biehl, Dean, Graduate Division
  • Adrian Brasoveanu, Associate Campus Provost, Professor, Linguistics
  • Manel Campus, Associate Professor, Crown College
  • Elizabeth Cowell, University Librarian
  • Diana Escalona, Graduate Student Representative
  • Julian Fernald, Director, Institutional Research Assessment and Policy Studies
  • Patty Gallagher, Chair, Academic Senate
  • Jody Greene, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, CITL
  • Richard Hughey, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education
  • Paul Koch, Dean, Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Tracy Larrabee, Chair, Committee on Educational Policy
  • Herbie Lee, Vice Provost and Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Rita Mehta, Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Katharyne Mitchell, Dean, Social Sciences
  • Matthew Moran, Undergraduate Representative
  • Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Dean, Arts
  • John Tamkun, Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, HSI Leadership Team
  • Ebonée Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Equity
  • Alexander Wolf, Dean, Baskin School of Engineering