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Academic Affairs

We are a systemwide resource for academic excellence in research, teaching and public service.

Academic Affairs builds on the energy and academic strength of UC’s campuses to enhance the system’s educational impact. We help recruit and retain outstanding professors and provide them with the support they need to succeed. We promote excellence through programs that help prepare, recruit and support undergraduate, graduate and professional students. We manage programs that help position UC and California as engines of economic, social and cultural development. And we ensure that UC remains on the cutting edge of innovation in teaching and learning by supporting new academic initiatives.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Provost and Executive Vice President


Academic Personnel and Programs

The University of California is committed to diversity and inclusion to achieve excellence

Academic Personnel and Programs manages systemwide programs and develops policy supporting faculty careers at UC, including recruitment, retention, advancement, compensation, diversity, and affirmative action. We have universitywide responsibility for education abroad and exchange relationships. We provide faculty and students with opportunities to study and work in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We help prepare high school and middle school students for university opportunities. Several of our programs offer publication, media, and digital services to the UC community as well as to California and to the world.  The Academic Personnel and Programs (APP) Annual Report can be viewed here.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

Vice Provost


Data & Analysis

The data and analysis portion of this site is under construction while we are updating this site. UC system data is also available at the Information Center.

Academic Personnel and Programs generates data and reports for a variety of purposes, including data sharing among the UC campuses, supporting decision-making on academic compensation, and informing efforts to diversify the faculty. 

The reports linked below include descriptive statistics about newly hired and separated Ladder Rank faculty, data on average faculty earnings compared to UC's key comparator institutions, and reports on compensation and outside professional activities of Deans and other academic administrators.

Academic Personnel and Programs is responsible for developing a set of Academic Salary Scales that guide academic compensation.

Additional reporting efforts and initiatives to diversify the UC faculty may be found on the Academic Personnel and Programs website Diversity: Faculty and other academic personnel.

Diversity and Engagement

We are the nexus for UC efforts that advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the academic pipeline.

The Office of Diversity and Engagement provides vision, direction, leadership and oversight of UC’s engagement in public education. We manage programs, initiatives and services that prepare students to succeed academically and to ensure that they advance smoothly throughout the academic pipeline. We focus on students from communities with low college enrollment rates, applying current research and best practices to enhance the teaching-learning process with public school educators. We contribute to developing overarching strategies and approaches for the UC system that advance access, diversity and inclusion for students and faculty.

Yvette Gullatt

Yvette Gullatt

Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer

Institutional Research and Academic Planning

We provide evidence-based analyses and reports that inform and shape strategic planning, institutional policy creation and revision, and decision support.

UC is a leader in advocating for the purpose and importance of public higher education. By providing timely, accurate, consistent and reliable information about UC and the environment in which it operates, Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) illustrates UC’s progress, challenges and outcomes in support of its mission.

Read more about IRAP, including its vision and values »

Pamela Brown

Pamela Brown

Vice President - IRAP

Research and Innovation

We work to strengthen research and innovation across UC.

Research and Innovation (R&I) is a resource for UC researchers and administrators in research policy, funding for systemwide programs, and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. We work to build UC-wide partnerships, help shape effective policies and provide a strong voice nationally for research and innovation on behalf of UC. Learn more


Research Grants Program Office

We fund research to address some of California's most critical needs.

The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO programs enhance UC’s research capacity and excellence, which helps attract top faculty, graduate students, government funding and companies to our state. These grants also enable health researchers and community agencies to collaborate and solve the most pressing problems in the state. RGPO also provides grants for training undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral researchers, whose work will benefit California communities. Learn more

Bart Aoki

Bart Aoki

Executive Director, RGPO

Natural Reserve System

We provide a network of protected natural areas throughout California.

The Natural Reserve System aims to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.  Our 38 sites include more than 750,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests.

Peggy L. Fiedler

Director, NRS

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Increases UC's innovation capabilities and creates new opportunities for the UC community through the promotion of public benefit and economic growth.

Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

We coordinate policy and guidance to support and advance research at UC.

Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC), a unit of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS), provides guidance and assistance in the development, interpretation and implementation of policies and external rules in the conduct of extramurally funded research at the University of California. Learn more

Knowledge Transfer Office

We help move UC innovations from the lab to the market.

The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) supports UC campuses in technology transfer operations. Our group provides information systems, financial management, patent prosecution and intellectual property management services. We create tools to help connect external parties to UC innovations. We support UC inventors, entrepreneurs and best practices at UC campuses to realize the public benefit of UC research.

Janna Tom

Interim Executive Director

Student Affairs

Student Affairs’ work is accomplished through strategic leadership, planning and operational support to UC campuses.

Our work is carried out through the following functions: Undergraduate Admissions implements the Regents’ and the Academic Senate’s admission policies and is responsible for the centralized undergraduate application system (ApplyUC) through which over 200,000 students apply for admission annually. Student Financial Support provides critical central support to campus administration of student assistance totaling over $5 billion annually. Student Development and Engagement advises and supports campuses in maintaining positive campus climates that are conducive to student success, diversity, health and wellness, leadership and retention, facilitating student engagement with UC Regents, the UC president and other systemwide administrators.

Yvette Gullatt

Yvette Gullatt

Interim Vice President, Student Affairs

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

We manage and oversee systemwide financial management.

The CFO division has oversight of financial and capital project management at the campuses, academic medical centers and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Areas of responsibility include budget analysis and planning, accounting and financial controls, risk management, capital markets financing, capital resource management, strategic sourcing, and external relationships with rating agencies, investment houses, banks, financial auditors and financial regulators.

Paul Jenny

Paul Jenny

Interim Executive Vice President — Chief Financial Officer


Budget Analysis and Planning

We develop and manage the university’s systemwide annual budget.

Budget Analysis and Planning (BAP) manages UC’s annual budget and conducts long range financial planning. Our role includes analysis of the complex factors which influence the university’s budget, development of the annual budget requests to the State, and coordination with the campuses on a wide variety of budget-related issues. We advocate in support of the university’s budget and we work with leadership from across the university system to integrate local and UC-wide priorities into our forecast and planning.

David Alcocer

David Alcocer

Associate Vice President

Capital Asset Strategies and Finance

We support systemwide capital projects and capital raising activities.

We access capital markets to finance capital and working capital needs for the university’s campuses, laboratories, and medical centers. We provide leadership and support in capital project policy, planning, design, contract and regulatory issues. We also originate and service mortgage loans for certain faculty and senior staff.


Capital Markets Finance

We support capital-raising activities systemwide.

We provide support for capital programs to the campuses and medical centers which, in turn, provide services to our faculty and student body. In serving the university's needs, the staff of Capital Markets Finance is dedicated to providing efficient service with the highest standards of excellence. For debt information and financial reports, see bondholder information.

Meghan Gutekunst

Director, Capital Markets Finance

Capital Programs

We support systemwide capital projects.

Capital Programs provides systemwide leadership and campus support in the following areas: capital budget strategy, policy and recommendations to the regents and the state of California; capital project design and delivery strategies, policy, contract development and training; design professional selections; building/safety code and regulatory issues; land use and site planning, long-range development plans, CEQA compliance and environmental documents; sustainability; and real estate transactions.


Capital Planning

We manage the review and approval processes for UC's capital program.

Capital Planning partners with campuses in the development of capital projects through the Ten Year Capital Financial Plan and the Annual Budget for State Capital Improvements. The unit coordinates with OGC, Capital Markets Finance and the Secretary of the Regents office on funding, compliance and other issues to ensure success of capital proposals. Under the Certification Checklist Process, eligible projects less than $70 million are verified for policy compliance. Capital Planning collaborates with campuses on proposed policy and process revisions; provides information required by State agencies; and responds to project-specific queries.

Dana Santa Cruz

Director of Capital Planning

Design Services

We support systemwide capital project design.

Physical and Environmental Planning provides system-wide guidance on land use planning, physical development and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.  We provide CEQA guidance on Long Range Development Plans, Capital Projects, Real Estate Transactions, and other activities. 


Construction Services

We provide support, policy and contract guidance for campus capital programs and construction staff.

Construction Services provides guidance, support, and training to campus capital programs and construction staff. We provide campuses with innovative strategic options to deliver projects, manage costs, and mitigate project risk by advocating industry best practices and crafting complementary policies, procedures, guidelines, contract documents, and educational opportunities. We assist campuses in resolving construction disputes in an equitable and legal manner by offering advice and chairing the Construction Review Board. Construction Services Capital Program Institute leverages industry partnerships and UC professionals to educate over 800 annual UC registrants on more than a dozen critical topics.

Real Estate Services & Strategies

We oversee policy, transactions and activities for university-related real estate.

Working closely with each campus, RESS is responsible for negotiating acquisitions, sales and ground leases. We provide assistance to campuses and medical centers on strategic planning, business case analysis, due diligence and market, valuation, and financial feasibility analysis for real estate matters. RESS supports campus leasing, licensing and other real estate activities with consulting services, training, documents and forms. RESS also accepts, manages and sells endowment real estate received via gift and bequest, and consults with campus foundations.

Office of Loan Programs

We are the systemwide source of mortgage lending products for eligible faculty and senior managers.

The Office of Loan Programs designs, delivers and manages housing assistance programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty and senior managers in support of the education, research and public service missions of the University of California. We strive to maintain superior customer satisfaction by providing timely, accurate and cost-effective mortgage products, researching new product alternatives and evaluating industry processes and changes to continually improve delivery of services.Read more
Ruth Assily

Ruth Assily


Financial Accounting

We provide systemwide financial management, reporting, policy, procedures and administrative services in support of UC's mission.

Financial Accounting provides numerous systemwide support functions, including financial management and reporting in connection with employee benefits, debts, federal and other extramurally funded projects, endowment funds, and campus foundations. We oversee financial accounting policy, initiate changes to the Payroll/Personnel System, and develop systemwide policy and procedures regarding payroll, disbursements and tax matters. For UCOP, we operate the shared administrative services center.

Peggy Arrivas

Peggy Arrivas

Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller

Procurement Services

We develop and implement systemwide procurement and supply chain policies and strategies.

UC Procurement uses strategic and collaborative sourcing methods supported by tools, training and data analysis to optimize sourcing activities and spend across the UC system, creating significant savings for the University. UC Procurement partners with campus procurement teams across the system to standardize policies and agreements, making it easier to do business with the University. Our Story

William Cooper

William Cooper

Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Risk Services

We enable university faculty, staff and students to identify and manage risks associated with their activities.

The Office of Risk Services is responsible for developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management systemwide, identifying and developing strategies to minimize the impact of risk, developing a center of excellence for managing risk, reducing costs and improving safety by executing new ideas and strategic plans in a rapid manner. By strategically managing risk we can reduce the chances of loss, create greater financial stability and protect our resources in support of UC's mission.

Risk Summit
Risk Summit Schedule at a Glance

Cheryl Lloyd

Cheryl Lloyd

Associate Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Chief Investment Officer of the Regents

We manage UC investment funds and provide fiduciary oversight.

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Chief Investment Officer, Vice President of Investments

Office of the Chief Operating Officer

We oversee and develop policy for the university's business operations.

The COO division provides systemwide leadership and oversight of human resource administration, information technology, the UCPath Center, the project and initiative management unit and energy services and sustainability. This division also oversees the budget and operations within the Office of the President itself.

Rachael Nava

Rachael Nava

Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff to the President


Energy & Sustainability

We develop innovative strategies to meet our carbon neutrality and other sustainability goals.

Energy and Sustainability supports efficient use of university resources and helps chart a path to carbon neutrality through its leadership and coordination across climate and energy, transportation, green building, zero waste, water and food programs and initiatives. We are leading a bold new effort to change the sources of the energy that UC consumes through our energy services unit.

David Phillips

David Phillips

Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability


Energy Services

We develop strategies and policies to support effective and efficient operation, maintenance and renewal of UC's real estate assets.

ESU supports the university’s diverse asset base and helps to chart a path to carbon neutrality with increased procurement transparency. Program areas include wholesale electric, retail load (e.g. campus energy efficiency and renewable energy), natural gas and biogas procurement and development, management of environmental attributes (e.g. carbon allowances), university legislative and regulatory representation on facility issues, ICAMP (Integrated Capital Asset Management Program), and the purchased utility database.


Develops, coordinates and supports campus sustainability efforts throughout the UC system.

Systemwide Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for developing a vision, strategy and environment to engage, empower and involve the university's human capital, in the present and onwards.



AVA Award




Eddy Award


2018 UCDA Design Competition award


2018 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence award


Plansponsor Award

Learn more about Systemwide Human Resources

Dwaine B. Duckett

Dwaine B. Duckett

Vice President


Talent Management

Helping align our human capital and mission.

Systemwide Talent Management oversees training and development, talent acquisition and executive recruitment, and all their associate processes, to best optimize the performance of each employee at UC.

Learn more about Systemwide Talent Management and their programs

Integrated Talent Management
Learn how Talent Management integrates various HR functions into an interconnected whole, providing the structure, programs, tools and resources necessary for University employees of all levels, throughout the system to thrive and excel

UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative

UC Management Development Program

UC Systemwide People Management Series and Certificate

UC People Management Conference

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Systemwide Human Resources Fellows Program

UC Location Staff Workforce Profiles

Systemwide Talent Management eCourses

Benefits Programs & Strategy

Enhancing the well-being of our employees and their families.

Systemwide Benefits Programs & Strategy manages and creates health benefits strategy and programs that enhance the well-being of our employees and their families.

Learn more about Systemwide Benefits Programs & Strategy

At Your Service Online
Health, welfare, and UC Retirement plan portal

Compensation Programs & Strategy

Compensation policy and program design, tools and systems.

Systemwide Compensation Programs & Strategy oversees compensation policy and program design, tools and systems, working closely with compensation and human resource professionals at the ten campuses and five medical centers.

Learn more about Systemwide Compensation Programs & Strategy

Compensation Programs & Strategy Org. Chart (pdf)

SMG Coordinators by Location
Assisting Senior Management Group members at each location

HR Policy

Oversees personnel policy, programs, guidelines and procedures.

Systemwide HR Policy is responsible for developing and interpreting personnel policies and other employment-related programs, guidelines and procedures for staff employees. 

Learn more about Systemwide HR Policy

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and Selected Systemwide Policies

Senior Management Group (SMG) Human Resources Policies

Policy Creation and Review Process

HR Policies and Policy Owners

Employee Relations

Building an environment in which people can do their best work.

Systemwide Employee Relations is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives that build an environment of employee engagement in which people can do their best work.

Learn more about Systemwide Employee Relations' Mission, Additional Programs and Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence Prevention and Resolution

Staff Engagement

HR Compliance

Partners with UC locations to ensure legal, regulatory and policy compliance.

Systemwide HR Compliance works with UC locations to ensure compliance with appropriate employment laws, regulations and HR policies.

Learn more about Systemwide HR Compliance

Labor Relations

Negotiates and administers systemwide labor agreements.

Systemwide Labor Relations is responsible for negotiating and administering 12 systemwide labor agreements with 10 unions, covering over 80,000 academic and staff employees across the UC system. 

Systemwide Labor Agreements

Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC)

Supporting University members with their pension, health benefits and overall transition into retirement.

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) counsels members of the University as they transition into retirement and provides long-term pension and retirement health benefits support.

RASC Highlights

At Your Service Online
Health, welfare, and UC Retirement plan portal

Retirement Benefits

Preparing for Retirement Video Presentation

Preparing for Retirement Process

Summary of Plan Data

Retirement Programs & Services

Coordinates the University's retirement benefit programs, plans and support.

Systemwide Retirement Programs & Services coordinates the University's retirement benefit programs and plans, and conducts retirement related research, policy development, benefit design, costing and fiduciary oversight for the University.

Learn more about Systemwide Retirement Programs & Services

Information Technology Services

We deliver data and technology services and, through collaboration with partners, transform the role of Information Technology to advance the UC mission.

The work of ITS touches many aspects of university life. Prospective students use applyUC to apply online for undergraduate admissions. Faculty and staff use  At Your Service Online to access their benefits and retirement plans.

See our IT metrics.

Mark Cianca

Mark Cianca

Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Operational Services

We support common operational systems and services for the university.

Operational Services supports the successful deployment and operation of common systems which leverage UC’s scale and improve our administrative efficiency.


Mark Cianca

Mark Cianca

Associate Vice President, Operational Services


UCPath Center

The transactional hub for the university’s HR, payroll benefits, general ledger, work force administration and academic processes.

UCPath Project

UC's priority program to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all employees.

Working Smarter

Working to build a sustainable financial model to carry the university forward.

Strategy and Program Management Office

We drive effective strategic and program management at the Office of the President.

The Strategy and Program Management Office (SPMO) serves the Office of the President in three key areas:

  1. Leading multi-year strategic planning, performance management, and project portfolio management
  2. Providing strategy and program management support to major projects and initiatives
  3. Supporting organizational assessment and design
Zoanne Nelson

Zoanne Nelson

Associate Vice President - Strategy and Program Management

UCOP Operations

We manage general operations within the Office of the President.

UCOP Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of the President. This includes management of the OP Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, Building Services, Procurement and the Business Resource Center (BRC). We serve as a one-stop service center for all OP clients with the goal of ensuring that the Office of the President models best practices in the areas of customer service, accountability and resource management.

Thera Kalmijn

Thera Kalmijn

Executive Director


Budget Office

We develop, monitor and manage the local UCOP budget program.

The UCOP Budget & Finance department is responsible for systematically aligning resources with strategic needs and goals. We prepare the annual UCOP budget request for the Board of Regents, provide UC senior leadership and department heads with tools regarding actual expenditures against the budget and provide support to UCOP departments on budget-related issues. We also manage the annual UCOP fiscal close process.

Dave Baltaxe

Dave Baltaxe

Executive Director of Budget & Finance

Building and Administrative Service Center (BASC)

We support UCOP building and administrative needs.

The Building and Administrative Service Center (BASC) offers systems and services that support the work of the Office of the President. We strive to provide a clean, safe and secure working environment and efficient administrative support services.

Steven Murray

Steven Murray


Business Resource Center

We build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations by ensuring accountability for and compliance with UC policy.

The Business Resource Center (BRC) aims to build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations, allowing departments to focus on their core duties. Our goal is to standardize procedures and controls to ensure maximum service to departments, as well as efficient, controlled and compliant transaction processing for administrative functions. BRC staff strive to provide excellent service while demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, including the Regents and the public.

Brad Niess

Brad Niess


UCOP Human Resources

We oversee human resources programs and policies for the Office of the President.

UCOP Human Resources is dedicated to serving and supporting staff, and to building a work environment where employees feel involved and empowered to offer their best. Our HR Business Partners are assigned by department and provide guidance regarding all local HR services. Other staff units cover benefits, disability and leave, talent acquisition and employment, learning and development, and compensation.

Nancy Pluzdrak

Nancy Pluzdrak

Executive Director

IT Client Services

We provide local technical support and services to the UCOP community.

IT Client Services provides desktop and telecommunications services, as well as technical support, technical project management and business relationship management services to the Office of the President.

Shirley Bittlingmeier

Shirley Bittlingmeier

IT Client Services Officer

Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services

We provide tools and resources to our campuses to help fulfill the mission of the University in an ethical and compliant manner

The Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services provides direction, education, oversight for president policy process, investigatory services, auditing and monitoring, guidance and resources to the University to optimize ethical and compliant behavior, provide assurance, and improve operations through effective controls and processes. 

Alexander Bustamante

Alexander Bustamante

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer

External Relations and Communications

We build public understanding and support for the university's mission.

External Relations and Communications is focused on increasing public understanding and support for the university and communicating UC’s value and impact on the lives of people in our local communities, California and the nation. We help establish and strengthen relationships with outside constituencies — such as alumni and philanthropists, business and industry — and, in coordination with campuses, facilitating their support for the university. We also conduct policy analysis for the university.

Claire Holmes

Claire Holmes

Senior Vice President, External Relations and Communications


Executive Communications and Engagement

We help convey the value and impact of the University of California.

Executive Communications and Engagement handles speeches, remarks and statements on behalf of the university President, and develops and executes major speaking opportunities, events and public engagement for UC leadership that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the University of California.

Shelly Meron

Director of Executive Communications and Engagement

Federal Governmental Relations

We advocate on behalf of the University of California to the federal government.

The University of California's Office of Federal Governmental Relations is located at the UC Washington Center in Washington, DC. As the largest public research institution in the world, the university engages in numerous partnerships with federal education, health care and research agencies. Working with Congress, the administration, federal agencies and national organizations, we advocate for the university and its missions in education, research and public service.

Chris Harrington

Chris Harrington

Associate Vice President

Institutional Advancement

We facilitate financial and other support for the university's research, teaching and public service mission.

The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) promotes, expedites, encourages and assists the campuses in increasing private, voluntary support of the university by providing a central hub for inquiries about support, managing reports and analyses of fundraising activities and assuring accountability in the private support program. We work to interpret, coordinate and oversee policy for volunteer and private support, oversee endowment administration matters and issues related to UC's status as a 501(c)(3) entity. Learn more about IA.

Geoff O'Neill

Geoff O'Neill

Assistant Vice President

Institutional Communications

We help keep you informed about what it means to be part of the UC community.

Institutional Communications supports internal communications for UCOP and systemwide business functions and initiatives that impact UC’s diverse employee and retiree population. In partnership with UCOP and UC campuses, medical centers and labs, we provide news and information about the benefits of UC employment and the value that the people of UC add to our communities, to the state and beyond.

Sybil Wartenberg

Director, Institutional Communications

Legislative Analysis

We develop UC's positions on legislative issues and provide analysis and research in support of policy initiatives.

Legislative Analysis is responsible for coordinating the development of the university's position for state and federal legislation, as well as responses to state and federal legislative, gubernatorial and other official requests. Legislative Analysis provides policy analysis and research to further initiatives consistent with UC's policy agenda. 

Frank Thomson

Director, Legislative Analysis

Marketing Communications

We tell the UC story with clarity and conviction.

Marketing communications builds public awareness of UC’s value and its impact on the lives of people in California and beyond. Working with campus colleagues, OP leaders and our clients, we convey the breadth and depth of UC’s leadership in teaching, research and public service, and foster pride and engagement in the UC community.

Vanessa Correa

Chief Brand Officer and Director of Marketing

State Governmental Relations

We serve as the primary university representative to state elected officials and agencies.

State Governmental Relations (SGR) serves to advance understanding and support for UC's tripartite mission of teaching, research and public service. As UC's principal representative to state elected officials and state agencies in Sacramento, we represent university positions on legislative, budgetary and policy matters.

Kieran Flaherty

Associate Vice President & Director

Strategic Communications and Media Relations

Our team serves as the primary link between the Office of the President and the news media.

Strategic Communications and Media Relations enhances the public’s understanding of the university and its contributions to California, the nation and the world. The Strategic Communications and Media Relations team interacts with journalists and media outlets, coordinates responses on news coverage and executes proactive communications strategies.

Claire Doan

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Media Relations, Press Secretary

UC Health Communications

We provide strategic communications for UC Health.

UC Health Communications provides strategic marketing and communications for UC Health, including development of systemwide collaborations among the five academic medical centers and 18 health professional schools.

Michael Crawford

Director, UC Health Communications

Office of General Counsel

We are the systemwide source of legal representation, advice and guidance.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university's behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president. Learn more

Charles F. Robinson

Charles F. Robinson

General Counsel and Vice President – Legal Affairs

UC Health

We advance the education, research and clinical service missions of UC Health.

UC Health provides leadership and strategic direction for UC’s six health systems, five of which are academic medical centers, and its 19 health professional schools. UC Health’s central office supports operational initiatives at individual campuses and development of systemwide initiatives, promoting collaboration among the university’s health professional schools and providing oversight on the business and financial activities of the clinical enterprise. 


Carrie L. Byington, MD

Carrie L. Byington, MD

Executive Vice President

Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the university.

The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship works to increase UC's innovation capabilities and to create new opportunities for the UC community. It supports campus programs and forges alliances with the government, private and philanthropic sectors to promote public benefit and economic growth.

Victoria Slivkoff

Victoria Slivkoff

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships


UC Innovation

Moves groundbreaking research and discovery from the lab and classroom into the marketplace by nurturing great ideas and people, and by investing in bold solutions to today’s biggest challenges.

Most UC innovations require alliances outside of the lab and classroom to make tangible results publicly available. This is can involve some or all of the following activities:

  • Identify opportunities: Researchers and lab directors can, with the help of campus technology licensing staff and commercial partners, survey and mine the scientific capabilities and intellectual property residing in UC laboratories so as to identify those that can be translated into products and services of value.
  • De-risk technology: Most inventions, even patented ones, require further evaluation, data gathering, proof-of-concept studies, or prototypes to demonstrate commercial potential.
  • Plan a business and raise finances: UC startups must develop an entrepreneurial team, do market research to form a business plan, and secure investments.
  • Support business incubation: UC startups and nascent business spin-offs need support through the early stages of their creation and growth.
  • Market the technology: Campus licensing staff market research and intellectual property to identify potential licensees and/or sponsors who can support patent costs and the technology development required to bring research to market.
  • Make early-stage investments: Most technologies require early-stage (proof-of-concept) funding and venture financing

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Leverages the scale and diversity of UC’s ten campuses and three affiliated national labs to build a vibrant and innovative entrepreneurial culture across the system.

Knowledge Transfer Office

We help move UC innovations from the lab to the market.

The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) supports UC campuses in technology transfer operations. Our group provides information systems, financial management, patent prosecution and intellectual property management services. We create tools to help connect external parties to UC innovations. We support UC inventors, entrepreneurs and best practices at UC campuses to realize the public benefit of UC research.

Janna Tom

Interim Executive Director

UC National Laboratories

We provide contract management and oversight of LBNL and ensure UC obligations for the LLCs that operate LANL and LLNL.

The Regents of the University of California have a long and rich history in the management and operation of three U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories as a service to the nation that spans more than 80 years:

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab or LBNL) since 1931
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 1943
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since 1952

Read more about UC National Laboratories

Craig S. Leasure, Ph.D.

Craig S. Leasure, Ph.D.

Vice President