2022 Vice Chancellor Administration Annual Report

2022 Annual Report for the Vice Chancellor Administration Division

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To the UC Berkeley campus community:

I am pleased to present the 2022 Annual Report for UC Berkeley’s Administration Division including FY2021 operating results. It is my hope that this report reaffirms our division’s commitment to transparency and accountability. 

After initial optimism that the pandemic may not last long, the 2020-21 school year began with the grim realization that UC Berkeley would need to continue to offer remote teaching and learning to protect students, faculty, and staff from Covid. At that point, before vaccines had been developed, there was still hope that the remote teaching decision would only be necessary for one semester. As Covid held on, the entire 2020-21 school year was conducted remotely and Berkeley’s faculty and staff worked tirelessly to provide the best educational experience possible under trying circumstances.

In addition to helping manage the University's COVID response, all Administration departments accomplished innovative work during the year. This report briefly highlights the significant milestones and accomplishments for each department over the 2020-21 year, as well as priorities for the 2021-22 academic year. You will also find financial performance and budgets for each department. I am incredibly proud of the solutions the people in our Division have developed that enable Berkeley to continue to offer world-class teaching and research.

Through this work, the Administration Division aspires to:

• keep campus safe and welcoming;

• maintain classrooms, laboratories, and offices that function well;

• inspire a diverse workforce that is knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to the University’s mission;

• promote the flow of people, goods, ideas, and information around campus;

• demonstrate sustainability as a core value in our practices, operations, and campus environment;

• commit ourselves to continuous improvement of business processes and procedures;

• act as good stewards of public resources for today’s stakeholders and future generations.

No review of our Division's highlights in 2020-21 would be complete without mention of Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff Ann Jeffrey. Over a career spanning 38 years, Ann took on numerous roles on increasing responsibility and was instrumental in several of the large campus-wide initiatives in recent Berkeley history. Having come up through the ranks, Ann’s insight into the intricacies of campus operations was astounding. As a fitting capstone to her career, Ann was named UC Staff Regent, representing the voices of 180,000 UC staff from all campuses and medical centers during the last two years of her career. Ann announced her well-deserved retirement in June. 2021. On behalf of the University, I extend our sincere gratitude for Ann’s years of distinguished service and best wishes for a long and happy retirement.

As always, I am grateful for my colleagues who have offered their expertise, ideas, and hard work in support of Berkeley’s excellence.  

I look forward to continuing the conversation with you in the coming year.

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