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.
Increases the involvement of alumni in supporting UC through support of UC alumni associations and stewardship of the AAUC.
Helps convey UC's value and impact by writing compelling speeches and developing targeted public events on behalf of UC leadership.
Develops UC's positions on legislative issues and provides analysis and research in support of policy initiatives.
Works to build public awareness of UC’s value and its impact on the lives of people in California and beyond.
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."