Welcome

As a sociologist, social demographer, and woman of color whose scholarship is written from a decolonial feminist perspective, I am overjoyed to join you as your new colleague and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion here at UNM.

 I am so inspired by meeting our students, faculty, and staff, learning more about the issues that are important to them, and giving witness to what motivates their resilience during turbulent times. It is an honor to work on behalf of students and scholars at the University of New Mexico who are ready to tackle the essential questions of humanity as we jointly make our contributions to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion that will result in creating opportunity for so many, providing us the privilege of cultivating the genius of this community, and growing the university’s reputation for scholarly excellence and innovation.

We wish you a wonderful academic year and look forward to seeing you on the quad.

Peace to you and yours,

Dr. Assata Zerai

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Assata Zerai