Kari Stewart

Executive Director, Education Pipeline Programs

Kari Stewart is responsible for systemwide oversight of UC’s student academic preparation programs, including EAOP, MESA, Transcript Evaluation Service and Community College Transfer Preparation. She works extensively on new presidential initiatives, as well as within the broader UC diversity and equity arena.

Kari brings 20 years of professional experience to the role, spanning the developmental and educational continuum, from infancy to adulthood, with a focus on historically underrepresented student populations. She has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently in the student affairs office of UCSF and with WestEd, a nonprofit research, development and service agency. She has extensive experience with strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of efforts.

Kari received B.A. degrees in Political Science and Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.