Overview (organizational chart)

Major administrative units

Academic Affairs

Serving as the major personnel office for the academic side of the house, this office provides leadership and oversight for the recruiting, appointing, advancing and retaining our faculty.

Finance, Operations and Administration

This division supports the Davis campus in three broad areas: resource planning and finance, facilities and land management, and safety services. Its responsibilities include developing the campus budget; planning, designing, operating and stewarding the campus’s physical and natural resources; managing human resources; and providing for the health and safety of the campus community and its visitors.

Administrative Reorganization and Transformation

With an emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, this effort will facilitate collaboration across departmental lines to determine the optimal administrative organization and its best practices, which will serve to advance the teaching, research, and outreach missions of UC Davis.

Development and Alumni Relations

This unit is engaged in helping UC Davis reach its potential through philanthropic support and in supporting UC Davis alumni and retirees to maintain a lifelong connection to the university.

Strategic Communications

This office is responsible for integrated marketing and communication programs that promote and support the university's missions of teaching, research and service.

Global Affairs

This office advances UC Davis’ strategy to enhance its global impact and engagement.

Graduate Studies

As an advocate for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, this office also supports the faculty and staff members engaged in graduate education, and administers policies affecting graduate studies.

Health System

Our integrated academic health system encompasses the UC Davis School of Medicine, the Betty Irene School of Nursing, the hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center, and the 800-member physician group known as UC Davis Medical Group.

Information and Educational Technology

This unit provides leadership and coordination for all aspects of campuswide IT policy and planning, and provides support in the areas of communication networking, telecommunications, computing, and instructional technology and digital media services.

Provost's Office


This unit is the primary office for matters related to research and other externally sponsored programs, research compliance, and patenting and licensing of campus intellectual property.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs provides a wide array of programs and services that effectively support and enhance students’ UC Davis academic career.

Undergraduate Education

This office advocates for undergraduate students, administers academic issues and oversees  educational opportunities that invite students to participate fully in the dynamic intellectual life of UC Davis.

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