The mission of Retention and Inclusive Student Success (RISS) is to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment, and to unite broad campus support for the academic excellence of all of our students. We do this by supporting equitable access to all programs on campus, providing academic and co-curricular student support programs dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse student body. RISS is committed to creating a campus where all students have a voice, feel welcomed, and are able to pursue higher education in a way that respects the diversity of their culture, values, and life experience.
The Office of Retention and Inclusive Student Success is pleased to announce the following new appointment:
Radha Webley will serve as the Interim Associate Vice President for the Office of Retention & Inclusive Student Success (RISS). Radha is currently and will remain the Director of HSU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where she works on a range of policy issues that affect our campus community. Radha's past work and research endeavors revolved around the politics of human rights and identity, and particularly focused on these topics as they arise in countries emerging from civil war and going through the process of post-conflict reconstruction and recovery. Her work has taken her across the globe, from Australia to Rwanda to Sierra Leone, and she brings to her work at HSU a passion for social justice and organizational change within a global community context. Radha is trained as a political scientist, with a M.A./M.Phil in Political Science (ABD) from Columbia University and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley. In addition to her work in the Diversity & Inclusion office, Radha also teaches courses in HSU's Politics Department and International Studies Program.