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2023 accomplishments by systemwide UC staff

We asked from throughout UC to share their biggest accomplishments from 2023 and they came through.


Michael V. Drake, then chancellor at UC Irvine, plays guitar with JT and California Dreamin’ at a 2011 gala for the UCI medical school.

From President Drake: My gratitude playlist

Hot off the presses from the latest issue of UCnetwork, listen to President Drake's Thanksgiving playlist!


Staff Snapshot: Lisa Nguyen, marketing guru and hockey fan

In the latest issue of UCnetwork, Lisa shares the sense of authenticity she's discovered at UC.


Smiling woman sitting in a conference room at UCOP

Free professional development opportunities for the UC community

Access to lifelong learning is one of the amazing benefits of being part of UC.


Staff Snapshot: Jody Stiger, safety expert and foodie

In the latest issue of UCnetwork, Jody discusses his fascinating career and what inspires him in his role leading community safety for the university.


Staff Snapshot: Andrea Birskovich, writer

A native Californian and a newly published author, Andrea is passionate about supporting students and sharing her life lessons on resiliency.


Staff Snapshot: Pheather R. Harris, STEM diversity trailblazer

In the latest issue of UCnetwork, Pheather shares how two impactful conversations shaped her life and career, and explains her inspiration for creating a faculty education series to support underrepresented students in STEM.


UC veterans: Serving our country and our university

The many veterans who serve UC bring inspiring stories of personal and community uplift, skills and values honed through diverse experiences and a commitment to lives of service. 


(From left to right) Sarah Shane-Vasquez, Greg Ortiz, Hailey James and Heather Arroyo

Meet the UC staff who are getting out the vote

Staff throughout the UC system share why voting is important to them and how they’re helping to get out the vote.


Staff Snapshot: Dennis McIver, 2022 CUCSA chair

In the latest issue of UCnetwork, learn how Dennis has gained a variety of volunteer and professional experiences at UC.