In the College of Medicine we are intentional about all of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Please familiarize yourself with our DEI team, and the resources that they provide so that you can join us in our mission.
Antonio Farias arrived at the University of Florida from Wesleyan University in 2018. As the University of Florida's first chief diversity officer, Farias is charged with supporting an environment in which all members of the university community can achieve their goals. At Wesleyan, where he served since 2013 as the vice president for equity and inclusion/Title IX officer, Farias worked closely with the offices of academic affairs, admissions, student affairs and university relations on issues of inclusion and equity as they relate to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation and national origin in the areas of recruitment, admission, retention, hiring, promotion and fundraising. He was responsible for maintaining proper university reporting procedures and policies as they pertain to federal and state laws. A veteran himself, he successfully inaugurated the Posse Veteran Scholars Program and was an ardent supporter of TRIO Upward Bound Math Science and Ronald E. McNair Scholars as well as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Scholars.