Diversity and Engagement
Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer
Yvette Gullatt is the Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement and Chief Outreach Officer for the University of California system. As Vice Provost, she is responsible for implementing UC’s mission of inclusive excellence through sustainable policies, practices and programs.
Yvette is in charge of systemwide programs and initiatives that develop K–12 educators, improve student academic achievement in K–12 schools and California Community Colleges and advance equitable campus climates across the UC system. Her overarching goal is to achieve and sustain greater diversity among UC’s student, faculty and staff communities.
Yvette joined the UC Office of the President in 1999 as the systemwide director for early and immediate outreach. She has held various leadership positions, including Vice Provost for Education Partnerships. In this role, she worked to expand UC’s role in public education, developing data systems that help schools improve eligibility rates for UC and CSU.
Yvette has forged and managed partnerships with K–12 schools, California higher education institutions and community-based organizations — such as churches and after-school clubs — to improve academic preparation for more first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students. In 2015, her role as Vice Provost grew to encompass the expansion of programs that support UC-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.
She holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from UC Berkeley. She is a graduate of the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and of the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative.