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Free Speech Working Group

A university requires an environment where students and scholars can freely express ideas and pursue knowledge, while also promoting respectful dialogue among individuals or groups with opposing viewpoints. To better achieve these ambitions, we have created a Free Speech Working Group comprising of students, faculty, and staff to ensure our policies are meeting the needs of the campus community and to foster transparency in how these policies are implemented.

Please see Campus Free Speech Resources developed in partnership with this Work Group.

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Working Group Membership
  • Mariam Lam (Chair), Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Brian Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Christine Mata, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Christine Victorino, Associate Chancellor
  • David Bergquist, Campus Counsel
  • Denise Davis, Director, Women's Resource Center
  • Elisabeth Yap, Senior Counsel, UC Office of the President
  • Elizabeth Romero, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Governmental and Community Relations
  • Ellen Whitehead, Interim Associate Dean, Campus Life
  • John Cioffi, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • John Freese, Interim Chief of Police
  • Kathy Eiler, Director, Federal Relations
  • Kiersten Boyce, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer
  • John Stephen Henderson, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Tasha Hudson, Special Projects Manager (Staff support to Chancellor's Free Speech Working Group)
  • Academic Senate Vice Chair
  • ASUCR President
  • Graduate Student Association President