IDEAL at VPDoR
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) at the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Who We Are
Our VPDoR Diversity Journey
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Amanda Wilson Bergado
Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis Operations
Caprie Davenport (SOCA Chair)
Human Resources Associate
Director for Finance and Operations, Chief of Staff
Director, Industrial Contracts Office
Javier F. Alcudia
Research and Financial Admin
Laraib Baig (SOCA Co-Chair)
Coordinator, Research IT & Innovation
Associate Director, Business Operations
Director, Research Information Tech and Innovation
Senior Associate Dean
Finance & Administration
Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Staff of Color Affinity (SOCA)
SOCA Committee Charge
This committee consists of twenty-three members within the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. This committee represents the VPDoR on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It will work to provide guidance and feedback surrounding retention, talent, support and community building, and, at its discretion, makes recommendations for improvement in specific practices and general policy. It further serves as a liaison between individuals having concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the DoR and its units, providing, at its discretion, advice and guidance when requested.
This committee also represents the DoR on all matters concerned with staff diversity, equity, and inclusion, including efforts to increase the number of recruits from underrepresented groups who enter the workforce and professional programs. In this regard, the committee will promote efforts to support these staff members in the success of their growth and development while at the DoR by way of mentorship opportunities and other efforts. The committee may initiate evaluations of the effects of administration and policies and practices on staff diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Objective: Create a safer space for people of color to say what they want and believe and for others to listen to their experience and perspective
Objective: Make more efforts to recruit and develop POCs
Objective: Foster a community where equity and inclusion is a respected core value.
If you are a staff member in VPDoR, please use this link to self-nominate for SOCA.
- Comfort Zone Session - Tuesday, September 14th
- 2:00PM - 3:30PM
- Fall Quarter Listening Session - Wednesday, October 6th
- 2:00PM - 3:00PM
If you are interested in staying up to date with SOCA and other diversity related events hosted by Stanford, sign up for SOCA’s community mailing list here.