Office of the Vice President

Strategic Initiatives

Support the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan and the development of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Strategic Plan.


photo of Nicole Belisle with trees in backgroundNicole Belisle, Ph.D. 
Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Belisle has a BA in Sociology with a minor in Education from UC Santa Cruz. After taking some time to work with elementary youth in the Bay Area, she went on to pursue her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University in Sociology and Education with an emphasis in Education Policy. She recently graduated with her Ph.D. from the joint program at San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University in Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs and Higher Education. She has over eight years’ experience working in higher education and over fifteen years’ experience in education overall. Dr. Belisle's research interests extend to supporting all marginalized students whether through multicultural education or effective collaboration across and within academic and student affairs.