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Governance Model

Our governance model provides support from the campus community to build meaningful and impactful university-wide partnerships. The UC Davis Preferred Partnership Program is guided by a governance model to facilitate participation by campus stakeholders and ensure partnerships are aligned with the university’s mission and principles of community.

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Chancellor's Leadership Council

Sets the strategic vision and values for the program. Gives final approval to all UP3 partnership agreements.


Chancellor's Leadership Council

UP3 Advisory Committee

Advises on policies and procedures of UP3 operations and consults on new industries of opportunity. Reviews Industry Working Group recommendations for partnerships and sends opportunities they endorse to the Executive Committee for approval.

Voting Members:

Dana Allen, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni and Affiliate Relations

Sheri Atkinson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Life, Campus Community, and Retention Services, Student Affairs

Rocko DeLuca, Deputy Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Scott Dommes, Senior Campus Counsel

Lisa Frace (chair), Senior Associate Vice Chancellor - Chief Finance and Budget Officer, Finance, Operations and Administration

Jasmin Francis-Bush, Director of Brand Management and Marketing, Strategic Communications

Anthony Hazarian, Executive Director of Development, UC Davis Health

Jennifer Jackson, Communications Chair, Staff Assembly

Alexis Lopez-Perez, Controller, ASUCD

Jonathan Minnick, Graduate Student Association

Mike Palazzolo, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management

Amy Skehan, Associate Vice Chancellor, Corporate and Foundation Engagement, Development and Alumni Relations

Cory Vu, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health, Wellness and Divisional Resources, Student Affairs

Academic Senate Faculty Representative - TBC

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members:

Sam Bishop-Green, Assistant Director, Preferred Partnership Program

CJ Caudle, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Supply Chain Management

Heather Hunter, Executive Director, Preferred Partnership Program

Tim Maguire, Chief Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Management

Kelly Ratliff, Vice Chancellor, Finance, Operations and Administration

UP3 Program Office

UC Davis Preferred Partnership Program office establishes and executes a comprehenesive campus strategy, and serves as a single point of contact, for securing and managing university-wide preferred business partners.

Heather L. Hunter, Executive Director

Sam Bishop-Green, Assistant Director

Christopher J. Caudle, Procurement Lead

Industry Working Groups

Individual working groups are created for each industry and composition will be determined by the UP3 Program Office. Develops the formal request for proposals (RFPs), evaluates and reviews proposals for potential partnerships for individual industries, and recommends business partnerships for approval to UP3 Advisory Committee.

Stakeholders and Communities

Provides input and feedback to the UP3 Office and Industry Working Groups on prospective industries and partnerships. Stakeholders and communities will collaborate on partnership activation plans and strategies and approve respective marketing rights and values.