Chris Harrington

Interim Associate Vice President

Chris has more than 15 years of federal governmental relations and communications experience. Prior to joining the University of California in 2001, Chris worked for the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) which was a bipartisan and intergovernmental body of federal and state officials created in July 1990 to assess and report state and national progress toward achieving the National Education Goals. Before joining the NEGP, Chris was a legislative staff member for United States Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. While working for Senator Bingaman, Chris focused on a range of issues including education, housing, labor, transportation, and governmental affairs.

Chris received his B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University in Maryland. After completing his studies at Loyola, Chris joined Mercy Corps and spent a year doing full time volunteer service with Native American students in New Mexico.

Chris is responsible for:

  • External and Internal Communications (DC, national, federal governmental related and national labs)
  • Strategic Communications and Advocacy
  • Publications