Tracey Tsugawa, currently the Title IX officer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be the new director of the UO’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. She is expected to start remotely Oct. 1 and will be on campus by mid-October.
“I am beyond excited to join the UO community,” Tsugawa said. “I look forward to leading the AAEO office and being an active partner in the university’s efforts as it continues to build a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all students, staff and faculty.”
Tsugawa’s career reflects a lifelong commitment to civil rights, education and social justice issues. Prior to her most recent position overseeing and administering university compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act, Tsugawa served as a civil rights investigator and as a consultant working with public and private organizations to develop more inclusive programs and cultivate greater cultural competency. She also taught in higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 25 years.
“I am delighted to have Tracey join the university,” said Nancy Resnick, associate vice president and chief human resources officer. “Her dedication to cultivating and supporting civil rights and social equity in a broad array of settings, including higher education, positions her well to lead the AAEO staff. She is deeply committed to leadership that facilitates change through collaborative efforts and her track record demonstrating cultural competency and collaboration will be an asset to the university.”
Tsugawa will spend time getting to know the university and developing collaborative relationships with partners across campus, in addition to strengthening the team within the AAEO office.
“I greatly enjoyed my visit to UO and was inspired by the energy and people I met,” Tsugawa said. “I am thrilled to join the university’s commitment to growth and change, and to lead a dynamic staff charged with ensuring equal opportunity across campus.”
More information about Tsugawa’s career and work history is available on the AAEO website, along with the public presentation she made while on campus.