Yvette Gullatt

Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs, Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer - University of California System

Yvette Gullatt serves as vice president for graduate and undergraduate affairs; vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion; and chief diversity officer for the University of California system.

She oversees systemwide programs, services and initiatives that maximize baccalaureate and graduate degree attainment, including outreach and educational partnerships, student affairs, financial aid, undergraduate admissions, graduate studies, teacher education and teacher professional development, and online education. As chief diversity officer for the university, she leads institutional strategy to further UC’s aspirations as a diverse, equitable and inclusive institution for students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Gullatt has served in a variety of University of California systemwide leadership positions, including vice provost for education partnerships, vice provost for diversity and engagement, and interim vice president for student affairs. Among other contributions, she has led strategic expansion of graduate and undergraduate initiatives to support UC-wide diversity and inclusion efforts; has led development of new policies to ensure that all students, employees, alumni and affiliates are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived or preferred name on university-issued identification documents and in UC’s information systems. 

She has launched key initiatives to expand UC’s role in public education; these include innovations such as information systems that increase access to college-preparatory coursework and improve college eligibility rates, and partnerships with K–12 schools, California higher education institutions and community-based organizations to improve academic preparation for more first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students. She serves as a trustee for the College Board, serves on the board of the LANL Foundation, and represents the university on a number of state and national committees.

She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.