President's UC-HBCU Fellows Luncheon

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, President Janet Napolitano hosted her 4th annual UC-HBCU Fellows Luncheon in Oakland. Of the forty-two UC-HBCU fellows, thirty-two attended. A few UC-HBCU Initiative faculty supporters were also present.  Members of UCOP's senior leadership who support the UC-HBCU Initiative that attended include Provost Michael Brown; Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, Art Ellis; Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement,Yvette Gullatt; Executive Director of Graduate Studies, Pamela D. Jennings; and Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, Sandra Wulff.

President Napolitano addressed the fellows and highlighted UC's committment to research innovation, diversity, inclusion and equity. The president was able to hear from the attendees about their research highlights and interests. After the luncheon, Pamela D. Jennings and Sandra Wulff stayed on to hear more from the students.

UC HBCU Fellows Luncheon Participants

                                               President's UC-HBCU Fellows Luncheon participants

President Napolitano addresses the fellows and other attendees

                            President Napolitano addresses the fellows and other attendees 

UC-HBCU Initiative fellows listen as one of their colleagues introduces himself

            President's UC-HBCU Initiative fellows listen as one of their colleagues introduces herself

President Napolitano enjoying conversation with UC HBCU Fellows

                          President Napolitano shares a laugh with UC-HBCU Fellows