Leigh Ann Hartman Moves to New Role at UC Davis Engineering
Executive Director of Development to Lead College of Engineering's Team

Dear Colleagues,

My feelings are mixed as I inform you of Leigh Ann’s acceptance of an offer as assistant dean of development and external relations in the UC Davis College of Engineering.

Over the last few years, Leigh Ann has been instrumental in working with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to bring new donor-supported offerings, recruiting solid members to the Dean’s Advisory Council, hiring our new alumni director, and generally laying the groundwork for our campaign for the next several years.

With her opening several doors for me and introducing me to key stakeholders, she has integrated me into the UC Davis donor network. She has been an exceptional team player at the university level, making sure we followed all the protocols when approaching donors or corporations linked with other relationship managers in the university.

While it is sad to see her leave GSM, I am happy for her because of the promotion and her move into a larger setting.

I am sure she will continue her good work in Engineering and it will be our pleasure to celebrate her future successes. Please join me in congratulating Leigh Ann on this career move.


Dean H. Rao Unnava