VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT UCI
WHY: Tapped in 2016 to lead fundraising for the public school, with $1.3B endowment. Manages more than 100 staff members; responsible for current $2B funding push with over half of funds committed; 40,000 engaged alumni.
IN THE NEWS: In February, UCI received a more than $55M bequest from a longtime benefactor, the late philanthropist Audrey Steele Burnand, to fund the creation of a new campuswide center that will pursue research into the causes and treatment of depression.
NOTABLE: Burnand’s gift is believed to be the largest philanthropic donation to a
U.S. university to support research focused solely on depression.