Public Affairs

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

Public Affairs 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. Public Affairs also conducts policy analysis for the university.

Claire Holmes

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs


Alumni and Constituent Affairs

Increases the involvement of alumni in supporting UC through support of UC alumni associations and stewardship of the AAUC.

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Staff and contacts
Alumni and visitor sites
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Executive Communications and Engagement

Helps convey UC's value and impact by writing compelling speeches and developing targeted public events on behalf of UC leadership.

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Institutional Advancement

Facilitates support for UC through private gifts, grants and contracts as well as federal and state appropriations and contracts.

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Annual reports on private support
Endowment reports
Inventory of policy and delegation

Marketing Communications

Works to build public awareness of UC’s value and its impact on the lives of people in California and beyond.

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What we do
Tips for working with us
Tools and guidelines

Contact us

Public Affairs
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Media inquiries

Phone: (510) 987-9200

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