Welcome to the Chancellor's Office


The Office of the Chancellor at the University of California Berkeley is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.  The Chancellor’s Immediate Office provides administrative, organizational, strategic, and compliance services to advance the Chancellor’s vision, core values, and priorities.  


The Chancellor’s Immediate Office is comprised of the following units:



Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Nils Gilman is a strategic advisor to the Chancellor and responsible for the effective administrative organization and daily functioning of the Office of the Chancellor. View full biography


Associate Chancellor and Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer

Linda Morris Williams serves as senior advisor to Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and is a member of his Cabinet.  As a principal partner and strategist in the Chancellor’s Immediate Office, Williams has broad operational and compliance authority to represent the campus with constituencies such as faculty, senate committee chairs, senior administrators, other UC locations, Office of the President, public agencies and the community. View full biography 


Chief Campus Counsel

Chris Patti began serving as UC Berkeley Chief Campus Counsel in 2010. From 1990-2010, he was a member of the Office of the General Counsel in Oakland where he specialized in litigation involving academic and student affairs, constitutional issues, class actions and other complex matters. His extensive familiarity with the University of California and the Berkeley campus and his deep understanding of the legal challenges confronting contemporary higher education enables him to make important contributions to growing legal and compliance needs of the campus. View full biography 


Assistant Chancellor

Christine Treadway is Assistant Chancellor, Government and Community Relations at the University of California, Berkeley. A public policy professional with 25 years of experience working on higher education issues in government and university positions, Ms. Treadway manages a team of external relations staff who represent the University with policy makers at the federal, state and local level. In this position she serves as a political advisor to the Chancellor and oversees a comprehensive governmental relations portfolio including legislative, budgetary, regulatory, and advocacy strategies. View full biography 


Special Advisor

David Chai is a Special Advisor to Chancellor Dirks at UC Berkeley and manages a variety of policy/communications/stakeholder outreach for the office. View full biography 


Deputy Associate Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer

As Deputy Associate Chancellor/Chief Operations Officer, Wanda Ellison Crockett brings over 23 years of UC experience working at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and UC Office of the President.   Wanda is responsible for executive advising to the Associate Chancellor and managing the budget and business operations of the Chancellor’s Immediate Office.  View full biography