Berkeley Lab

Gary May’s Diversity Mission: Creating Change By Helping Others – August 18, 2020

Join us for a Lab-wide Town Hall with UC Chancellor Gary May and Lab Director Mike Witherell on Tuesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. at

View a recorded version Chanellor May’s talk.

Chancellor May became UC Davis Chancellor in 2017 after three decades at Georgia Tech, where he was Dean of the College of Engineering.

Throughout his career, Chancellor May has championed diversity and mentorship in both higher education and the workplace. He has developed nationally recognized programs to attract, mentor, and retain underrepresented groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Chancellor May will discuss with us his experiences as a Black man with racism and the challenges of achieving equity. He recently wrote:

“Inclusion — like social justice — doesn’t come easily. It requires a collective effort. It requires each one of us working to make a difference, whether that’s through getting involved in your community, peaceful protesting, or doing what you can to change procedures that reflect bias.”

There will be time for questions and answers. You can send them in advance at or in chat during the Town Hall.

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