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Eddy Ruiz, PhD Assistant Vice Chancellor of Climate and Belonging Bio | Email
Eddy Ruiz, PhD leads and orchestrates belonging initiatives for both the campus and the health system. The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Climate and Belonging also oversees the LGBT, Multicultural and Disability resource centers and CARE advocate programs.

He most recently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the San Jacinto College District (TX), where he worked to advance complex initiatives and institutional priorities, aligning equity efforts, facilitating communication, and implementing strategies that reduce bias and increase diversity.

Eddy also served as Associate Director, University Honors Program (UHP) and First-Year Seminars (FYS) at University of California, Davis and Director of Multicultural Affairs at University of Idaho, Moscow. Other past positions include Director of Student Success and Innovative Education, University of Maine and Researcher – Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA.

Eddy holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from UCLA, and wrote his dissertation on campus climate, culture, and organizational change. He completed a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA, and a Master of Arts in History at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.