VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT UCI
WHY: Tapped in 2016 to lead fundraising for the public school, with $1B endowment. Manages more than 100 staff members; responsible for current $2B funding push with nearly half of funds committed; 40K engaged alumni.
RECENT: $2.5M gift from John and Mary Tu Foundation to support COVID-19 care and research; several million-dollar gifts for engineering, quantum science, prison violence work. Samueli family’s $200M gift for health sciences remains the largest gift in UCI history.
NOTABLE: Prior to joining UCI, led successful multimillion-dollar fundraising campaigns at Scott & White Healthcare Foundation as VP for philanthropy and communications.
2020 HOBBY: “I have been watching documentaries and reading more about U.S. political and social history.”