Student Affairs Annual Report

2018-19 Impact Report, Student AffairsUC Berkeley Student Affairs Impact Report, 2019–20

I write this introduction to our third edition of the Student Affairs Impact Report while we continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19.  We cannot escape the significant influence that this global pandemic has had on the life of our campus and the collective experiences of our students.  These impacts, like the cultural impact of cancelling many of our annual Spring events, require that we reframe how we do our work.  During this academic year, it was not just the pandemic that has impacted our lives, but the preemptive power outages imposed upon our campus in the fall semester also required that we alter how we provide service and support to the campus community.  Even through these significant challenges, I observed a team of dedicated, creative and hard working staff members pull together to maintain a high level of service and support for our resilient students.  It was inspiring to see this happen.  

We began this academic year endeavoring to develop a strategic plan for the division. Though we encountered temporary hurdles, we are now in the next phase of our strategic planning. All of our work groups (comprised of diverse representatives from across the division) have put together some initial recommendations within our 5 priority areas and now we have members from each working group that are coming together to consolidate this strategic plan. These working groups include: 

  • Redefining the Student Experience
  • Culture of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
  • Financial Stability 
  • Health Justice and Holistic Well-Being
  • Organizational Behavior and Development 

The resulting plan will articulate our aspirations, focus our priorities, and provide a roadmap for moving forward.  The detailed information in this 2019-20 Impact Report summons us to reflect on what was achieved this past year in spite of the aforementioned challenges, providing a strong sense of accomplishment and representing the determination that the staff in the Division of Student Affairs possess.    

I am grateful for the wonderful team of committed Student Affairs professionals we have in our division.  I admire how they continue to serve our highly engaged student community.  I hope you enjoy this report.


Stephen C. Sutton, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


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