Associate Vice Chancellor

Roles & Responsibilities

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Wellness, Health & Counseling Services oversees seven independent centers on campus. These include Campus Recreation, CARE, Child Care Services, the Counseling Center, the Disability Services Center, the Student Health Center, and the Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion.

Additional services are housed within the Office of the AVC, which include the Campus Social Worker, Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care, and Respondent Services. The Office of the AVC also provides consultation on a range of issues impacting the campus community, and coordinates the management of urgent and critical incidents with the campus Consultation Team.

Beyond management of the cluster units, services and financial resources, the Associate Vice Chancellor supports the health of the campus as the point-person and Vice Chancellor's representative on all student wellness issues to campus and community constituents. To help meet the needs of UCI students, the AVC works to contribute constructive advocacy around issues that impact mental and physical health and wellbeing of the campus community, and engages in developing and nurturing strategic partnerships with other campus and non-university entities.

AVC Hayashida

Marcelle Hayashida, Ph.D.
Marcelle Hayashida, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor

Dr. Hayashida grew up in Virginia and received bachelor's degrees in Psychology and French from Vassar College. She completed her master's degree and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, where she focused her research efforts in the area of Black women's sexuality.

She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, and has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, college counseling centers and as assistant professor of Psychology and Black Studies at Pomona College. She has authored articles on African American mental health and college mental health, and has presented on a variety of topics including Black women’s mental health, yoga for depression, and depictions of psychotherapy in the cinema.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Prior to her position as Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Hayashida served as Associate Dean of Students/Dean of Women and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Black Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California.