Governance Model

Our governance model provides support from the campus community to build meaningful and impactful universitywide 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

Provides support for university-wide partnership strategy. 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 Chancellor's Leadership Council 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

Danielle Shank, Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Julia Melle, Principal Campus Counsel

Blair Stephenson (chair), Associate Vice Chancellor - Chief Operating 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

Roger Moy, Finance Co-Chair, Staff Assembly

Lisa Feldmann, Finance Co-Chair, Staff Assembly

Derek Neyer, Controller, ASUCD

Patrick Cunningham, Graduate Student Association

Mike Palazzolo, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management

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

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

Ahmet Palazoglu, Academic Senate Chair

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members:

CJ Caudle, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Supply Chain Management

Mike Kuhner, Ast. Vice Chancellor & Chief Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Management

Clare Shinnerl, 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 universitywide preferred business partners.

Ethan Shawlee, 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.