Institutional Advancement

Chancellor Yang presents Nobel Laureates Alan Heeger and Herbert Kroemer to the press. The Division of Institutional Advancement works to further public understanding and recognition of UC Santa Barbara and its important mission as a leading research university, and to develop support for the institution, politically as well as financially. The division's departments are responsible for an extraordinary range of activities that provide the framework for building strong support and lasting relationships with a variety of constituencies, including alumni, community members, donors, lawmakers, the media, parents, and friends.

Vice Chancellor's Office Oversees and coordinates the operations and activities of the division.
Alumni Affairs/Alumni Association Operating from the new Mosher Alumni House, the alumni organization leads efforts to engage UCSB's 155,000 alumni through reunions, regional events, scholarship fund raising, and advocacy activities.
Community Relations Links the campus to the community through a variety of special events and programs and maintains a comprehensive directory of UCSB's wide-ranging public service activities.
Development Office Leads the campus's efforts to encourage and secure private financial support from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.
Governmental Relations Serves as UCSB's liaison to federal, state and local elected officials and public agencies and tracks legislative issues that involve the campus and higher education.
Public Affairs and Communications Tells the important story of UCSB to the public and strives to generate press coverage of the people, programs, and activities that distinguish the campus.
Event Management and Protocol Plans and orchestrates major campus events, including Parents' and Family Weekend and all Commencement exercises.
UC Santa Barbara Foundation Actively promotes and encourages private philanthropy for the advancement of UC Santa Barbara and manages donated resources.