Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos, J.D.

Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos

Dania Matos
Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion

“Honoring the ideals of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice is about perpetuating beauty in the center of injustice. To do that we must confront our enduring legacy of slavery and the structural inequities that founded this nation with actionable solutions that lead to transformative change.”            


Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Sharon Inkelas

Sharon Inkelas
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion

After a national search, Dania Matos has been appointed vice chancellor for the Division of Equity & Inclusion (VCEI) at UC Berkeley. She will begin her tenure on August 16, 2021. 

Dania comes to Berkeley from UC Merced where she served as the inaugural associate chancellor and chief diversity officer since 2019. 

Over the past decade, Matos has led equity and inclusion work in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Prior to leading UC Merced’s diversity efforts, Matos was the inaugural deputy chief diversity officer at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She also served in the public defender’s office in Virginia, where she said she saw first-hand how the criminal justice system harmed underrepresented communities.

Degrees
J.D. The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 2008
B.A. Brown University 2003

Fellowships
2018 - Fellow, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Awards
2018 - Top 25 Women in Higher Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine


Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Sharon Inkelas

Sharon Inkelas is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and currently serves as the associate vice provost for faculty equity and welfare and also as special advisor to the chancellor on sexual violence/sexual harassment, a cabinet-level position created in 2017.

She has also served on the campus and systemwide Academic Senate Privilege and Tenure Committees as well as on the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.  Professor Inkelas joined the Berkeley faculty in 1992.