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Chancellor's Advisory Committee

LGBTRC - Chancellor’s Advisory Committee

Ensuring an Inclusive UCR

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBT Students, Faculty & Staff is a campus-wide committee comprised of UCR faculty and staff that convenes quarterly in an effort to meet committee goals.


Toi Thibodeaux LGBT Resource Center
(951) 827-2267
Joel Smith Assistant Professor of Dance
(951) 827-7134


  • Undergraduate and graduate student representatives
  • Amalia Cabezas, Ethnic Studies
  • Kevin Nguyen Chastain, Asian Pacific Student Programs
  • Gary Coyne, Undergraduate Education
  • Katja Guenther, Sociology
  • Keith Harris, Media & Cultural Studies
  • Kyle Ingram, UCR School of Business
  • Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Libraries
  • taisha ciara paggett, Dance
  • Liz Przybylski, Music
  • Laura Riley, Student Special Services
  • Megan Rush, LGBT Resource Center
  • James Smith, Residential Life
  • Jaimie Marie Stewart, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Tricia Thrasher, Capital Asset Strategies - Capital Planning
  • Nancy Tubbs, LGBT Resource Center
  • Jane Ward, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Dr. Brandon Brown, UCR School of Medicine: Center for Healthy Communities


  • Committee Goals
    • To make it possible for LGBT students, staff, and faculty to enjoy a positive personal and professional experience while they are members of the UCR community.
    • To provide a visible presence and educate the UCR community regarding discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
    • To encourage full implementation of the university hiring policy which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
    • To recommend plans and policies that will reduce homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia at UCR and address the needs of our LGBT communities.
    • To expand curriculum to include LGBT studies scholarly research, instruction and intellectual activities.
  • Committee Membership

    Any student, staff or faculty member interested in joining the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of LGBT’s, including those nominated by ASUCR and GSA, should contact the co-chairs directly for more information.

  • Current Projects
    • Responding to UC reports as they relate to the needs of LGBT people (e.g., mental health, campus climate, staff diversity, undergraduate experience survey, etc.)
    • Creating trans-inclusive campus resources and policies, including:
      • Increasing access to trans health care at the Campus Health Center and Counseling Center (benefits secured in 2009)
      • Creating gender inclusive restrooms access
      • Developing a "preferred name and gender" system on campus
      • Developing policies and practices for employees "transitioning" at UCR
    • Building an LGBT-Inclusive UCR Medical School
    • Developing resources for graduate and post-doctoral students
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