The Team

The University Advancement team brings a diverse set of voices together in the common cause of supporting the exceptional scholarship, research, education, and public service missions of this innovative university. Woven together and working in coordination, our voices are helping to tell the UC Santa Cruz story—and move it forward.

Portrait of VCUA Mark Davis

Mark Delos Reyes Davis

Vice Chancellor, University Advancement and President of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation

(831) 459-2654

Portrait fo Esther Vasquez

Esther Vasquez

Senior Director of Talent Development and Chief of Staff

(831) 226-9096

Portrait of Samantha Riffle

Samantha Riffle

Executive Assistant to the VCUA

(831) 239-1731

Last modified: Jan 31, 2024