Na’ilah Suad Nasir, professor of education and chair of African American Studies, has been named as UC Berkeley’s next vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. A member of the faculty since 2008, Nasir studies cultural and racial dimensions of schooling and learning. She is the mother of four, ages 10 to 23, the oldest of whom graduated from Berkeley last spring. For the past five years, Nasir has been a member of the Resident Faculty, supporting undergraduates by living alongside them, with her family, in campus housing.
Nasir’s appointment was announced July 23 in a Cal Message to campus. Shortly before, she spoke with Berkeley News writer Cathy Cockrell about her new post, starting Nov. 1, 2015, on the campus’s senior leadership team.
Read a Q&A with Na’ilah Suad Nasir on Berkeley News.