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people and communityrhonda morris: advancing education and racial equity

1 min read | may 31, 2022

Rhonda Morris, vice president and chief human resources officer at Chevron, has joined the board of directors of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the largest private scholarship provider to minority students in the U.S. 

why it matters

Morris’ appointment to the UNCF board builds Chevron’s relationships with historically Black colleges and universities and connects us to a premier philanthropic organization promoting a college-going culture.
“The UNCF’s commitment to build a pipeline of under-represented students aligns with Chevron’s values and understanding that proactive and focused diversity and inclusion efforts are vital to fostering greater representation in our workforce.”

rhonda morris

vice president and chief human resources officer

values in action

In 2020, Chevron made a $15 million pledge to support the Black community in the United States to address barriers to equity. A year later, we continue to address racial barriers through education, job creation, talent and leadership development, and community and small business partnerships.

The racial equity initiative focuses on four strategic pillars: 

 

$2 million

committed to the United Negro College Fund for STEM scholarships

a natural leader

Morris is the first African American female corporate officer at Chevron, having joined the group in 2016. Her focus is creating an environment where employees have access to opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential while helping to achieve Chevron’s aspirations.

Go deeper:

  • Morris was recognized by the National Diversity Institute as one of 2021’s Most Influential African Americans in Business and was inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources, the highest honor granted in the HR profession.
  • Morris was named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of 2019’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and by Black Enterprise as one of 2019’s Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.
  • Morris is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization committed to increasing the number of black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises.
 

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