Staff Experience Campus Advisory Group

Great employers ask staff about their experiences, listen to their feedback and take meaningful actions to improve.

Thanks to our Staff Experience Survey, we can better understand the perspectives and needs of our employees.

Chancellor May, and Provost Croughan established a permanent Staff Experience Campus Advisory Group to:

  • Assess and identify gaps, best practices and trends that can improve the experience and engagement of staff at UCD.
  • Recommend solutions and programs to improve staff experience and engagement.

The Staff Experience Campus Advisory Group is meeting regularly to review staff feedback, policies, practices and programs in advance of providing advice to the Chancellor, Provost, campus offices and organizations on matters concerning the staff experience.

Group's Charge

"It is important for our campus to demonstrate meaningful and visible actions that we are taking to improve the staff experience." 


Tammy Kenber, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Myrene Abot, HR Director, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost
Alicia Webber, Process & Change Consultant, Office of Business Transformation
Amy Shuman, Workforce Development Director, Student Affairs
Ian Blake, Executive Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Science
Sonja Colbert, Chief Operating Officer, Information and Educational Technology
Kilby Graham, Digital Communications Specialist, Development and Alumni Relations
Sheryl Soucy-Lubell, Director, Interdisciplinary Research Support, Office of Research
Mary McNally, Executive Assistant Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
Allen Tollefson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management, Finance, Operations and Administration
Brendan Livingston, Director, Enrollment Management Analytics
Christina Blackman, Operations Manager, Facilities Management
Sarah Quezada, Environmental Health Program Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety
Fernando Socorro, Educational Technologist, Academic Technology Services (IET)
Standing Organization Representatives (or designees)
Katrina Spridgen, ADMAN Co-Chair
Pernille Sporon Bøving, Co-Co Chair of Status of Women at UC Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC)
Jennifer Jackson, Staff Assembly Chair
Phil Kass, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Ahmet Palazoglu, Academic Senate Chair
Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Ex-Officio Members
Lauren Bloom, Director, Office of the Ombuds
Steve Chilcott, Executive Director, HR Workforce Strategies
Annalisa Teixeira, Manager, Learning and Development
Grant Nejedlo, FOA Communications
Randa Wilbur, Workforce Strategies
Stacey Bianco, Workforce Strategies
Daniel Barron, Workforce Strategies