Dr. Becky Petitt


Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Becky Petitt brings more than 25 years of experience in equity, diversity and inclusion work across the higher education community. She currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC San Diego and is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Petitt helps lead UC San Diego in productive collaborative partnerships throughout the campus and with external constituents to catalyze change.

Prior to UC San Diego, Becky served as Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Office of Diversity at Texas A&M University. She also worked as an adjunct faculty member in the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development with scholarship focused on diversity in higher education, cultural competence, organizational development, and inclusive teaching and climate.

Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and received both master’s and doctorate degrees in education from Texas A&M University.