Dr. William T. Armaline Appointed to Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board

July 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed Dr. William T. Armaline to the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board. Pro Tem Atkins appointed Dr. Armaline to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of the last member.

“Racial and identity profiling and discrimination has no place on our streets or in our social justice system,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “I am confident Dr. William Armaline will make a tremendously productive addition to the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board’s important work to improve relations between communities and law enforcement.”

Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) echoed support for Dr. Armaline, who is the founding Director of the Human Rights Institute at San José State University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

“I have full confidence in Dr. William Armaline and his ability to confront racial and identity bias and profiling in our communities,” Sen. Cortese said. “I’d like to thank our President pro Tempore Toni Atkins for appointing a brilliant and accomplished local leader to serve our state in this capacity and for leading efforts to combat this longstanding moral and social concern.”

Dr. Armaline earned a PhD and Masters in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the NAACP of San Jose/Silicon Valley and the Santa Clara County Hate Crimes Task Force. There is no compensation for this position.




Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins

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