People and Culture

Our employees are one of our institution’s greatest strengths and assets. For the University to achieve its goals and honor its commitment to our people, we must invest in our employees. In practice, this means focusing on retention and recruitment, as without talented and dedicated people, we will not be able to fulfill our mission and realize our full potential. Together, the University community must foster a culture focused on learning and growth, including career mobility.

What We're Hearing

  • Retain our strong sense of community, family environment across campus
  • Make employee compensation more competitive
  • Streamline new employee onboarding and orientation

What We’ve Done

What We’re Exploring

  • Launching executive searches, such as the College of Liberal Arts dean
  • Launching diversity, equity, and inclusion cultural competence programs, workshops, and activities for student organizations and student government this fall
  • Increasing coordination of activities to strengthen our standing and reputation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and AANAPI-Serving Institution
  • Aligning our University organizational structure to emphasize our strategic priorities