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Our Team

There is more to UC San Diego than meets the eye. Look a little deeper, and you’ll see one of the nation’s best public universities, where exceptional scholars challenge expectations and redefine conventional wisdom every day. Our Advancement team nurtures relationships and fosters community engagement that increase philanthropic support for our boundary-breaking university.

Advancement is comprised of six distinct units and operates under the leadership of Vice Chancellor of Advancement Ann Spira.

You can view our organizational chart and explore our units below.

Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Ann Spira | (858) 246-1553

Advancement Business Office

Christina M. Williams
Director, Business and Fiscal Affairs | (858) 246-3097

Advancement Human Resources and Training

Linda Seol
Human Resources Business Partner | 858-337-0035

Advancement Operations and Campaign

Elizabeth Powell
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff | (858) 822-5507

Advancement Services and UC San Diego Foundation Board

Christina Chase
Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement; Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, UC San Diego Foundation | (858) 534-1032

Alumni, Career and Athletics

Cheryl Harrelson
Associate Vice Chancellor | (858) 246-2948

Health Sciences Advancement

Melanie Cruz
Associate Vice Chancellor | (858) 534-2178

Leadership Strategy and Engagement

Christopher A. Lee
Associate Vice Chancellor | (858) 534-9997

University Development

Drew Hunsinger
Associate Vice Chancellor | (858) 822-1070