The UCLA Computer Science Department has joined the Diversifying LEAdership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance, whose goal is to increase the diversity of faculty in computing at research universities.  Led by the (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT) [], the LEAP Alliance includes four cohorts of universities, each focused on addressing a particular aspect of the faculty pipeline. UCLA is part of a cohort of 11 universities whose Ph.D. programs produce Computer Science faculty. This cohort’s objective is to expand the diversity of their Ph.D. graduates. 
“UCLA CS is very excited to join the LEAP Alliance,” said Todd Millstein, Professor and Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies.  “This is an excellent opportunity for us to leverage the resources and experience of LEAP to increase our diversity, as well as to share best practices with peer institutions.”