June Yu, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President, UC National Laboratories

June Yu is the Interim Vice President for UC National Laboratories (UCNL) as of February 1, 2024.  As Interim Vice President she is responsible for the governance and contract administration of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and for representation of the University in the management of limited liability companies (LLCs) that operate two other National Laboratories - Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). UCNL is responsible for ensuring sustained excellence and integrity in the work and performance of the three UC-affiliated National Laboratories.  She also oversees interactions with the Regents, Office of the President, the campuses, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

June joined the University of California Office of the President in July 2014 as Executive Director for National Laboratory Programs and was appointed Associate Vice President in May 2020.  As UCNL’s Associate Vice President, her responsibilities have focused on oversight and assurance of Science, Technology and Engineering (ST&E) and Mission functions at the National Labs. She has also contributed substantially to the development of strategic opportunities aimed at enhancing the partnership between the UC campuses and the National Labs.

Prior to UCOP, June had a distinguished career at LLNL, where she led research efforts in collaboration with scientific discipline organizations and interfaced with laboratory support organizations and all three Mission directorates (National Ignition Facility and Photon Sciences, Global Security, and Weapons Complex Integration). These efforts ranged from conducting cutting edge applied research to delivering quick-reaction capabilities in service of urgent national security needs.

June has an undergraduate degree in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, a M.S and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, and an International Security Graduate Certificate from Stanford University. She is also graduate of the UC-CORO System-wide Leadership Collaborative, the LLNL-UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Leadership Institute (LI) Program, and the UCLA Technical Management Program.