Reporting Units & Senior Leadership

Unit NameUnit HeadMission Statement

American Cultures Center

Victoria Robinson

The American Cultures Center develops, directs, and promotes opportunities for students to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American Culture.

Athletic Study Center 

Derek Van Rheenen

The Athletic Study Center supports student athletes in developing as independent, self-reliant, and successful young adults. We offer a broad range of programs and services to over 900 student athletes from 30 sports. We embrace the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity as we tailor and individualize our support of students.

Berkeley Connect

Maura Nolan

Berkeley Connect is an academic mentoring program for undergraduates that aims to combine the world-class intellectual facilities of the University with the nurturing inclusiveness of a small, liberal arts college. 
Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) Diana Wu The Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) partners with schools and departments throughout the university to build online education courses and programs of exceptional quality. 
Berkeley Study Abroad (BSA)

Darin Menlove

BSA prepares our students to be productive and engaged citizens at home and abroad. We believe that knowledge, skills and experiences gained through academic and cultural immersion offered by studying and living abroad enrich the intellectual preparation of our students and fundamentally enhance the relevance of a Berkeley education. BSA provides structured advising for Berkeley Study Abroad programs, along with general resources and guidance for Berkeley students.

The Blum Center for Developing Economies

Maryanne McCormick

The Blum Center for Developing Economies is UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for students, researchers, and scholars focusing on global poverty and inequality.
Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Richard Freishtat 

CTL supports, enhances, and promotes teaching and learning at Berkeley. Its services include consultation and program facilitation on all aspects of teaching, as well as administration of teaching-related awards, fellowships, and grants for both full-time and part-time faculty members across academic departments and interdisciplinary research units. CTL provides support for the Committee on Teaching of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate as well as other academic partners across the campus.
Division of Undergraduate Studies* Bob Jacobsen Undergraduate Studies is dedicated to creating and overseeing programs that nurture rich intellectual relationships between faculty members and students. Our Academic Enrichment programs serve students at every stage of their undergraduate careers, from the initial years of intellectual exploration through the process of finding and pursuing an in-depth academic focus. Several of these programs are curricular and others are co-curricular. In each case our goal is to enhance the liberal arts education of the students participating in our programs.
Educational Technology Services (ETS) Jenn Stringer ETS enhances and supports the UC Berkeley academic experience by providing essential, responsive and innovative technology services. A full list is of services they provide is available on their website.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Susan Hoffman

OLLI @Berkeley is a stimulating community of inquiring adults, age 50 and above, exploring new areas of knowledge and traditional disciplines through courses, lectures, and events. OLLI offers an ongoing program of six-week courses, weekly lecture series, and special events for the community and provides a creative forum for new ideas and expressions. The OLLI classroom is a place where Berkeley's distinguished faculty and other leading experts share their research and interests.

Student Learning Center (SLC)

Cara Stanley

SLC supports a global community of learners as they transition into the academic and cultural environment of UC Berkeley; facilitates students’ translation of the university’s way(s) of knowing, academic practices and structures; enlivens students’ understanding of the power and possibilities of their intellectual ideas; and encourages students to embrace and apply multiple epistemologies.
Summer Sessions Richard Russo UC Berkeley Summer Sessions is committed to offering high quality, innovative academic courses and experiential education opportunities during the summer. By opening our doors to visiting students and continuing our service to UC Berkeley students, we support the University’s goals of educating a broad and diverse student population. Our commitment to providing superior service and unrivaled learning opportunities extends to our students, campus units and departments, and all external partners.
University Extension Diana Wu Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 75 professional certificate and specialized programs of study. UC Berkeley Extension enrollment in 2011–2012 was 35,179 (full-time equivalent is calculated at a rate of 0.25 per enrollment). Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension's service to the local community.