Development and Alumni Relations
540 Alumni Ln.
Davis, CA 95616
Responsible for the planning and implementation of executive education programs, academic conferences, and events school-wide.
Supports all members of the External Relations and Development unit. Responsibilities include preparing informational packets, data entry, coordinating large mailings, correspondence and assisting with events.
Peterson joins the GSM at UC Davis with 15 years of experience in higher education and K-12 alumni relations, advancement, and student affairs. She served for nine years at UCLA as the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, running a team of staff and volunteers in student leadership development and alumni relations programming. She then led the alumni relations department for The Buckley School, an independent K-12 in Sherman Oaks.
Lana Watts brings more than 10 years of fundraising and business development experience to the Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she served for more than six years with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where she worked as a development officer responsible for corporate workplace campaigns. Watts’s role allowed her to cultivate relationships with United Way’s loyal donors and major donors while increasing their interest and involvement with organization.