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About the Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Professor Aldo Billingslea
As Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Aldo Billingslea heads Santa Clara's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. He also is Professor of Acting and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Professor Billingslea joined Santa Clara University as a visiting guest lecturer in 1996 and became a tenured member of the faculty in 2005. He served as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for three years and Vice Chair of the University's Athletics Advisory Board. Professor Billingslea is a nationally known actor who also serves in professional leadership roles and provides service to the theatre community in a number of west-coast locations. He received bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a master of fine arts degree from Southern Methodist University.
As Associate Provost, his primary focus is to work closely with members of the University community to enhance the recruitment, retention and success of faculty from underrepresented groups. He collaborates with other University offices in promoting a student climate of inclusive excellence through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs, and he coordinates with the Office of Enrollment Management, Multicultural Learning, Affirmative Action and Human Resources in efforts to recruit a more diverse student body and staff. He works closely with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and reports directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.