2023 Administrative Orientation Agenda

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Goals: To welcome new ANR employees and provide a forum for networking and learning about ANR’s mission, vision, and structure, administrative services, statewide programs, institutes, UC Cooperative Extension and Research and Extension Centers.

9:30 AM Registration and Refreshments

10:00 Welcome, Introductions and Principles of Community—Brent Hales, Associate Vice President, Research and Cooperative Extension

           UC ANR Mission, Vision, Structure­­—Brent Hales, Associate Vice President, Research and Cooperative Extension

10:10 Ice Breaker Activity—Tina Jordan, Interim Director, Academic HR and Jodi Azulai, L&D Coordinator

10:40 Leadership Introduction—moderated by Bethanie Brown, Interim Executive Director, Human Resources

10:45 Message from the Vice President—Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC ANR 

10:55 UC Cooperative Extension—Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Director, County Cooperative Extension; Interim Statewide 4-H

11:00 Research & Extension Center System—Darren Haver, Director, REC System; South Coast REC

11:10 Statewide Programs & Institutes—Missy Gable, Director, Statewide Master Gardeners Program

11:15 Academic Personnel and Development--Daniel Obrist, Vice Provost

11:20 Funding Structure—Jennifer Bunge, Interim Deputy AVP and Executive Director, Resource Planning & Management

11:25 Interactive Session: Statewide Programs and Institutes

Visit each table to learn about ANR and stamp your game card:

4-H Youth Development Program (State 4-H office)
UC Environmental Stewards
Community Nutrition and Health
Informatics & Geographic Information Systems (IGIS)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Master Gardener Program
Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
Organic Institute
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program

12:10 PM Lunch & Game ResultsTina Jordan, Academic Human Resources

Organizational Excellence

1:10 Academic Assembly Council—Aliasghar Montazar, Chair

1:15 Staff Assembly—Scott Brayton, Chair

1:20 Employee Health Benefits—Michelle Younger, UC Davis Employee Benefits

1:25 Fidelity—Kim Becker, Fidelity

1:30 Personal & Professional Development—Jodi Azulai, Learning & Development

1:35 Equity, diversity, and inclusion within ANR—Elizabeth Moon, Director, Inclusion and Belonging

1:40 Interactive Session: Administrative Units

Visit each table to learn about ANR and stamp your game card:

Business Operations Center
Contracts & Grants
Development Services
Employee Benefits
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Financial Services
Government & Community Relations
Human ResourcesAcademic
Human ResourcesStaff Personnel
Information Technology

Policies, Compliance & Programmatic Agreements
Program Planning and Evaluation
Program Support Unit
Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety
Statewide Programs and REC Operations
Strategic Communications and News and Outreach in Spanish
Resource Planning and Management

2:35 Evaluation & Game ResultsTina Jordan, Academic Human Resources

2:45 Wrap-up Discussion (i.e., what did you learn?)—Tina Jordan & Jodi Azulai

3:00 Adjourn

Optional Networking Tour of Davis ANR Building