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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.

Katherine S. Newman

Katherine S. Newman

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 academic careers at UC. We are the stewards of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM) and serve as the UC Center of Expertise for academic recruitment, retention, advancement, compensation, diversity, employee and labor relations, and data analysis. We provide faculty and students with opportunities to study and work in Washington, DC and Sacramento. Several of our programs offer publication, media, and digital services to the UC community as well as to California and to the world. 

Douglas M. Haynes

Douglas M. Haynes

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs

Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs

We manage the university's equity and student success efforts.

Yvette Gullatt

Yvette Gullatt

Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs and Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Educational Innovations and Services

We enhance learning and increase course access for UC students.

Educator Programs

We support campuses with curriculum and professional development.

Claudia Martinez

Claudia Martinez

Executive Director

Enrollment Services

We oversee undergraduate admissions and financial aid.

Graduate Studies

We support and advance graduate education at UC.

Graduate Studies advances graduate education at the University of California through strategic planning, analysis, outreach and coordination. This includes the development of graduate research and preparation opportunities as well as advocacy efforts through systemwide initiatives and programs. Learn more about Graduate Studies

Pamela D. Jennings

Pamela D. Jennings

Executive Director

Outreach and Educational Partnerships

We partner with K–20, business and community sectors to fill opportunity gaps.

Sandra Williams-Hamp

Sandra Williams-Hamp

Executive Director

Student and Equity Affairs

We support equity and inclusion, student engagement and well-being.

Student and Equity Affairs coordinates equity, diversity and inclusion efforts for UC students, faculty and staff; oversees student governance and policies; connects students and leadership; and stewards practices and policies that support students’ mental health and well-being.

Cynthia Dávalos

Interim Associate Vice Provost, Student and Equity Affairs

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.

IRAP's statement of inclusion: We create and model an inclusive and collaborative culture for all of us to belong, grow, and feel valued. We thrive together and commit to practice transparency and equity.

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 & 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 about Research & Innovation

Theresa A. Maldonado, Ph.D, P.E.

Theresa A. Maldonado, Ph.D, P.E.

Vice President for Research & Innovation


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 about the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)


Kathleen Erwin

Kathleen Erwin

Executive Director, Research Grants Program Office

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 Transfer & 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 & Innovation (R&I), 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 about RPAC.

Deborah Motton

Deborah Motton

Executive Director

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.

Michael Reese

Interim Senior Vice President



We help illuminate the unique role UC plays in California’s economic, social and technological vitality, and bring to life its countless contributions to the state, the nation and the world.


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Jorge Silva

Jorge Silva

Associate Vice President


Executive Communications and Engagement

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

Executive Communications and Engagement functions as the UC president’s chief speechwriting team and develops and executes strategic public engagement opportunities on the president’s behalf that promote institutional priorities. The team also helps the UC president manage relationships with strategic groups and constituencies and provides the president with briefing, advance, and event staffing support.

Shelly Meron


Internal Communications

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

The Internal Communications unit is responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of communications (print and digital) for UC’s more than 225,000 employees and 60,000 retirees. In addition to systemwide communications, the unit is also responsible for internal communications for the UC Office of the President community. Key goals include keeping employees informed about and engaged in presidential and institutional priorities; ensuring employees are receiving accurate and timely information about important university matters; fostering a sense of community, connection and shared pride within the UC community; celebrating the remarkable people of UC and their collective contributions to California and beyond; and enabling employees and retirees to make informed employment/retirement decisions.

Paul Schwartz

Senior Director

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. As stewards of the systemwide brand and visual identity we ensure the institution’s values and aspirations are brought to life in each and every communication.

Carolyn McMillan

Interim Director

Strategic Communications & 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 the world. The team interacts with journalists and media outlets, responding to some 150 inquiries a month; strategizes, develops and coordinates communications/messaging on various systemwide issues and events; and helps promote UC priorities through proactive media outreach and tactics. In addition, the department also evaluates and arranges media opportunities for President Drake, drafts statements and op-eds on his behalf as well as that of other senior leaders, and helps manage perennial issues and crises. 


Director/Press Secretary

UC Health Communications

We provide strategic communications for University of California Health.

University of California Health Communications provides strategic marketing and communications support for the University’s health enterprise, including systemwide collaborations among the six academic health centers and 20 health professional schools, a Global Health Institute and systemwide services that improve the health of patients and the University’s students, faculty and employees.

Heather Harper


Federal Government 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 policy and fiscal priorities in education, research, healthcare 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.

Heather Kopeck

Executive Director

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


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.

Kathleen Fullerton

Kathleen Fullerton

Associate Vice President and Director

Systemwide Office of Civil Rights

The University of California strives to be a fair and just learning, working, and living environment and we must be responsive when issues arise that hinder us from achieving that goal.

The Systemwide Office of Civil Rights – composed of the existing Systemwide Title IX Office, a new Systemwide Anti-Discrimination Office, and a new Systemwide Disability Rights Office – provides systemwide guidance and support on issues related to protecting civil rights at UC’s 10 campuses, medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the UC Office of the President. We ensure uniform interpretation and implementation of comprehensive and consistent UC policies and provide leadership, training, education, and investigative support for UC offices responsible for protecting all civil rights.


Executive Director


Systemwide Title IX Office

We support the university’s commitment to provide a safe and discrimination-free learning and working environment.

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The Systemwide Title IX office provides direction and support for the Title IX offices at the university’s 10 campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), as well as the Office of the President. We assist in implementing systemwide initiatives and best practices in harassment prevention and response. We also provide investigative support and develop and deliver education and training to Title IX offices and other university partners involved in preventing and responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence. Title IX protects all persons in the US. This includes International students and Undocumented students.

Systemwide Anti-Discrimination Office

The Anti-Discrimination Office addresses the university’s responsibilities and procedures related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of other protected categories to ensure equitable and inclusive education and employment environments.

The Anti-Discrimination Office addresses the university’s responsibilities and procedures related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of other protected categories to ensure equitable and inclusive education and employment environments.

The Systemwide Anti-Discrimination Office provides direction and support for the offices responsible for preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected categories such as sex, race, religion, and disability at UC’s 10 campuses, medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the UC Office of the President. We provide investigative guidance and develop and deliver education and training to these discrimination prevention offices as well as other university partners involved in preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment based on protected categories. We assist in implementing systemwide initiatives and best practices in discrimination and harassment prevention and response.

"We are doubling down on who we are: an educational institution that's guided by facts and data, but also a moral compass that helps us find our way to compassion and understanding in difficult moments."

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
November 15, 2023

UC Finance

We oversee systemwide financial management.

The UC Finance 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.

Nathan Brostrom

Nathan Brostrom

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.

Cain Diaz

Cain Diaz

Interim Associate Vice President and Director, Operating Budget

Capital Programs, Energy and Sustainability

We support systemwide capital projects and develop innovative strategies to meet our climate action and other sustainability goals.

David Phillips

David Phillips

AVP, Capital Programs, Energy & Sustainability


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.

Lauren Friedman

Executive Director, Capital Asset Strategies


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 and Construction Services

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

Design and Construction Services provides guidance, support, and training to systemwide and campus capital programs and design and construction staff.  We support capital project design approvals, recommend design and construction policy to the Regents, represent University interests in building code development, and coordinate with governmental agencies. By advocating industry best practices, we provide campuses with innovative strategic options to deliver projects, manage costs, and mitigate project risk. We assist campuses in resolving construction disputes equitably and legally by offering advice and chairing the Construction Review Board. Construction Services Capital Program Institute leverages industry partnerships and UC professionals to educate over 1000 annual UC registrants on more than a dozen critical topics.

Ellen Owens


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.

Asset Management and Physical Planning

We support systemwide land use planning, physical development, facilities operations and asset management.

Asset Management and Physical 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. 


Energy and Sustainability

We develop innovative strategies to meet our climate action and other sustainability goals.

Energy and Sustainability supports efficient use of university resources and helps chart a path to eliminate UC’s use of fossil fuels 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 efficient operation, maintenance and renewal of UC's energy.

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, and the purchased utility database.


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

UC Controller

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

The Controller provides strategic leadership and support of systemwide financial functions including corporate accounting, federal and extramural costing policy, benefit plan accounting, endowment and investment accounting, payroll policy and compliance and taxation. We deliver efficient and effective financial services, provide best practices and guidance to our campus and medical center communities, develop and administer systemwide policies and procedures, and ensure the University’s financial systems are compliant with all University, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.

Barbara Cevallos

Barbara Cevallos

Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller

Financial Management

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.

Meghan Gutekunst

Meghan Gutekunst

Associate Vice President, Capital Financial Planning & Analysis


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

Interim Associate Vice President


UC Treasury manages over $100B in annual cash flow.

Philomel Pena


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 about the Office of Loan Programs

Jennifer Mays


Procurement Services

We develop and implement systemwide supply chain strategies and policies that leverage UC's vast purchasing power to optimize University spend.

UC Procurement uses strategic and collaborative sourcing methods supported by technology and data analysis to optimize spend across the UC system, creating significant savings for the University.

UC Procurement partners with campus procurement teams to standardize policies, practices and agreements to make it easier to do business with the University.  OUR STORY

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

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. The Risk Services Fiscal Year 2021-22 & 2022-23 Report is now available.

Kevin Confetti

Kevin Confetti

Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

UC Investments

We at UC Investments (The Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents) manage University of California investment funds and provide fiduciary oversight.

Annual Report 2022-2023

The UC Investments Way

FY2022-2023 Investment Returns

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UC Investments currently manages a portfolio of investments totaling approximately $169 billion, which includes retirement, endowment, and cash assets.

Since 2015, UC Investments has integrated material environmental, social and governance risk factors into our investment process because doing so improves our ability to calculate risk-adjusted returns. We are pleased to share our progress on our sustainable investing journey.

As part of the University of California, UC Investments is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We turn our commitment into action via our Diversified Returns program.

Building a Risk Culture at UC Investments

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Chief Investment Officer, Vice President of Investments

UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel

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

UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL) 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 Senior Vice President – Legal Affairs

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

June Yu, Ph.D.

June Yu, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President

UC Operations

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

UC Operations provides systemwide leadership and oversight of human resource administration, information technology, the UCPath Center, and the project and initiative management unit. 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


Systemwide Human Resources

We provide strategic human resources support and oversee HR programs and policies for the UC system as a whole.

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. This includes employee and labor relations, finance, administration, strategic planning, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, total rewards and administration of UC retirement operations.

Cheryl Lloyd

Cheryl Lloyd

Vice President


Systemwide Leadership and Immediate Office

Driving the vision, strategy and implementation of systemwide human resources programs, policies and efforts

Systemwide Human Resources Leadership & Immediate Office drives the vision, strategy and implementation of systemwide human resources programs, policies and other efforts.

Employee & Labor Relations

Fostering employee engagement, managing labor agreements and providing multi-faceted support

Systemwide Employee & Labor Relations fosters employee engagement, negotiates and administers local and systemwide labor agreements and provides multi-faceted support toward ensuring an inclusive, diverse, collaborative and productive work environments across the UC system.

Explore the sections below to learn more about these units, their programs and staff.

Finance & Administration

Providing leadership and strategic support to advance the overall effectiveness of SHR

Systemwide Finance & Administration provides leadership and strategic support in the areas of finance, administration, communication, project management, compliance and analytics to advance the overall effectiveness of SHR.

Explore the sections below to learn more about these units, their programs and staff.

HR Strategy & Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Providing strategic and EDIB guidance to systemwide and location-based leadership

Systemwide HR Strategy & Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) provides strategic guidance to systemwide and location-based leadership related to legal and policy obligations, workforce planning, and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives and best practices.

Explore the sections below to learn more about these units, their programs and staff.

Total Rewards

Creating and delivering programs that support the recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and staff

Systemwide Total Rewards creates and delivers principled total rewards programs that support the recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and staff, and involved retirees, in furtherance of UC's mission, values and vision.

Explore the sections below to learn more about these units, their programs and staff.

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.

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 UCPath to access their payroll and benefits information.

Van Williams

Van Williams

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Operational Services

We support common operational systems and services for the university.

Operational Services delivers systemwide payroll, HR, academic personnel and benefits administration services through UCPath, and general operations, including Budget, HR, Building, IT, Procurement and Business Services, for the Office of the President.



Associate Vice President, Operational Services



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

UCOP Operations

UCOP Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of the President.

Office of Systemwide Community Safety

We promote ongoing community engagement in safety, and work with all UC locations to build a more holistic, data-driven, service-oriented and community-centric approach to safety and security across the University.

The Office of Systemwide Community Safety engages across the university to implement practices that improve consistency, transparency and accountability and demonstrate a community-oriented approach to safety and security. This office directly supports the full implementation of the UC Community Safety Plan.

Jody Stiger

Jody Stiger


Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging

Helps UCOP achieve its vision of becoming an inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of its employees and fosters an environment where everyone feels respected, appreciated and valued.

Strategy and Program Management Office

As trusted strategic advisors, we apply rigor and analysis to drive solutions on high-impact priorities that advance the mission of the University.

The Strategy and Program Management Office (SPMO) provides seven capabilities to the Office of the President and the UC system.

For background on our office, including case studies, please see this overview presentation.

Julian Ryu

Julian Ryu

Managing Director

University of California Health

We advance the health education, research and clinical service missions of the University.

University of California Health comprises six academic health centers, 20 health professional schools, a Global Health Institute and systemwide services that improve the health of patients and the University’s students, faculty and employees. All of UC’s hospitals are ranked among the best in California and its medical schools and health professional schools are nationally ranked in their respective areas.


David Rubin, M.D., MSCE

David Rubin, M.D., MSCE

Executive Vice President