We build public understanding and support for the university's mission.
External Relations is focused on establishing strong relationships with outside constituencies and building broad understanding of the many ways in which UC contributes to the lives of all Californians. Departments within External Relations are responsible for communications, governmental relations at the state and federal levels, and institutional advocacy.
Senior Vice President – Public Affairs
Increases the involvement of alumni in supporting UC through support of UC alumni associations and stewardship of the AAUC.
Works to build public awareness of UC’s value and its impact on the lives of people in California and beyond.
Facilitates support for UC through private gifts, grants and contracts as well as federal and state appropriations and contracts.
Develops UC's positions on legislative issues and provides analysis and research in support of policy initiatives.
Phone: (510) 987-9195
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 987-9200
Become an Advocate
"In my role as chief advocate for UC it’s important you know what I’m doing and thinking.
I’ll be reaching out to the UC community to share my thoughts and experiences and I’d love to have you join me."