Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Chief of Staff
Helen serves the UC Davis campus as the Assistant Vice Provost and Chief of Staff for Undergraduate Education (UE) where she is responsible for broad oversight of the administration of the campuswide academic programs offered through UE. Helen is committed to building UE’s talented and inclusive team, and to our advocacy efforts to achieve educational access and equity for all UC Davis undergraduate students. She provides leadership for three of our academic units—Academic Advising, the Center for Leadership Learning, and the Pilot Testing Center—and for the organization’s Business Operations and Communications teams. Helen coordinates UE’s strategic decision efforts, manages our campus accreditation processes, and monitors the academic enhancements and programmatic activities that support undergraduate student success, student retention and persistence, and timely degree completion. She serves on various campus advisory committees—including her role as co-chair of the Student Retention Advisory Committee—and provides leadership for the campus implementation of systemwide efforts such as the Budget Framework Implementation (BFI) initiatives and the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI). She interfaces regularly with the UC Office of the President, the systemwide staff of the Vice Provosts for Undergraduate Education, the UC Davis Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, the assistant and associate deans from the four undergraduate colleges, the Division of Student Affairs, and Budget and Institutional Analysis.