An experienced administrator in both the public and private sector, Carmen Munoz-Silva was named the manager of Diversity & Compliance in the division of Administrative Affairs, effective July 19.
Diversity & Compliance is responsible for administration of the university?s equity and diversity programs. The office addresses discrimination and sexual harassment investigations, and works with various state and federal agencies to ensure regulatory compliance. Munoz-Silva will coordinate training programs on equity, diversity, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, anti-discrimination laws, sexual harassment prevention, and federally mandated affirmative action policies. Specific responsibilities include assisting in the development of diversity recruitment strategies for faculty, staff and MPP positions, the university?s affirmative action plan and recommending programs to achieve the campus diversity initiatives.
?I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the university?s programs for fulfillment of its commitment to equity, diversity, and equal opportunity,? says Munoz-Silva. ?I look forward to an exciting collaboration with academia, knowing we believe in the value of higher education, the accessibility of education to all groups and the idea a university?s workforce should reflect the full spectrum of society?s population.?
Munoz-Silva has an extensive background in diversity, equal employment opportunity, training, and development. She has worked for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Southern California Edison (SCE) in equal employment opportunity/human resources administration, and has served as an employment and labor attorney for SCE. She earned a juris doctorate from Loyola School of Law, a master?s degree in bilingual education and a bachelor?s degree in Spanish from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.
As of July 1, the Office of Diversity merged with Human Resource Services & Risk Programs to become Diversity, Human Resource Services & Risk Programs. Munoz-Silva will report directly to Ray Inge, associate vice president for Diversity, Human Resource Services & Risk Programs and the university?s affirmative action officer.
?Carmen is a highly experienced and knowledgeable attorney with comprehensive qualifications in employment and labor law,? says Inge. ?Her overall experience and educational background will enhance the campus? diversity programs. I look forward to working with her and partnering with the campus community in enhancing our diversity values.?