Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs
Vice President and Vice Provost
Yvette Gullatt is 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 has two decades of leadership experience in student affairs, diversity and institutional equity.
Prior to joining the Office of the President, Yvette served in staff and leadership roles at UC Berkeley. She joined the Office of the President in 1999 as systemwide director for early and immediate outreach and, soon after, became Vice Provost for Education Partnerships. In the latter position, Yvette developed key initiatives for expanding UC’s public education role, among them data systems that help schools improve UC and CSU eligibility rates, as well as partnerships with K–12 schools, California higher education institutions and community-based organizations. At the root of all Yvette’s work at UCOP has been the university’s mission of improving academic preparation for more first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students.
In 2015, her role as Vice Provost was expanded to include responsibility for the strategic expansion of UC systemwide diversity and inclusion efforts. Beginning in 2017, Yvette served both as Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs.
She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley; her research interests include early African American life writing and Afro-Christian discourses of community development and nationalism. She is a graduate of the Management Development Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative.