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.

Working Group Membership

Mariam Lam (Chair), Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Ali Alshahar, Diversity Council, Student Representative 

Brian Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Christiane Weirauch, Professor, Entomology and Vice Chair of the Academic Senate

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

Elizabeth Romero, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Governmental and Community Relations

Elisabeth Yap, Senior Counsel, UC Office of the President

Jessica Noll, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Graduate Student Association

John Cioffi, Associate Professor, Political Science

John Freese, Assistant Chief of Police

John Stephen Henderson, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Julian Gonzalez, ASUCR President, Student Representative

Kathy Eiler, Director, Federal Relations

Kiersten Boyce, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer

Mike Lane, Chief of Police

Tasha Hudson, Special Projects Manager (Staff support to Chancellor's Free Speech Working Group)