UC San Diego Administration
and Chancellor’s Office Staff

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Clare M. Kristofco

Associate Chancellor / Chief of Staff
(858) 534-6861
(858) 534-4523 (fax)

Reporting to the Chancellor and serving as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff is the campus chief administrative officer for strategic communications and public affairs, advising the Chancellor and senior leadership, overseeing University Communications and Public Affairs (UCPA), and supervising the day-to-day administration of the Chancellor’s office. The Chief of Staff develops implementation and communication strategies to achieve the Chancellor’s and campus goals and objectives while ensuring efficient operation of the Chancellor’s immediate and business offices. Represents the Chancellor in discussions with the Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and campus leaders. Oversees the development of the Chancellor’s campus and community relations program, highlighting outreach to the San Diego community. Provides leadership in development and implementation of the Chancellor’s initiatives with the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board in its primary role as advocates for UC San Diego. Oversee offices within the Chancellor’s unit, including Ombuds office and the Office for Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.

Direct leadership of University Communications and Public Affairs in development and implementation of coordinated, campus-wide messaging that positions UC San Diego as an international leader in public higher education at a major research university. Supervise all UCPA units, including Marketing and Media Relations, Special Events and Protocol, and Creative Services and Publications.