Terrance Mayes

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
College of Health Sciences


Ed.D., University of California, San Diego, Educational Leadership

Phone: (949) 824-7363
Email: mayest@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
253 Irvine Hall
Mail Code: 3950
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Diversity, equity, inclusion, STEM, Healthcare
Academic Distinctions
California Diversity Council - DiversityFirst Leadership Award
National urban League San Diego County "40 Under 40" Leadership Award
Research Abstract
Dr. Terrance Mayes, a nationally recognized higher education leader, serves as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Joining UCI in October 2017, Dr. Mayes serves as the strategy leader for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across UC Irvine Health (medical center) and the College of Health Sciences. Prior to joining UCI, Dr. Mayes served as Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Director of Biosciences Programs and Diversity at Stanford Medicine. In this role he worked to promote and sustain a culture of excellence within graduate education at Stanford and support students in their academic, professional and personal development. Dr. Mayes has developed and disseminated a model for promoting diversity and inclusion STEM programs. Using this model at Stanford, Dr. Mayes was integral in recruiting a record percentage (28%) of traditionally underrepresented who matriculated into PhD programs in the biosciences. During his career, Dr. Mayes has mentored and supported thousands of underrepresented minorities to pursue education and careers in STEM fields. He has also delivered hundreds of lectures around the country, making the case that supporting diversity, practicing inclusion, and expecting equity is critical to the future of higher education and our broader society. Dr. Mayes also serves as a member of the American Association for Medical College (AAMC) national steering committee for graduate education and training. Dr. Terrance Mayes, a native of Fresno, CA, holds a BA Degree in Communication from California State University, Fresno, an MS Degree in Organizational Leadership from National University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, San Diego. His research interest aims to better understand factors that contribute to the success and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.
Last updated
08/29/2019