About the 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/Chief of Staff/Interim Locally Designated Official

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


Interim Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer/Deputy Associate Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer

Deputy Associate Chancellor Ellison Crockett is the campus Interim Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer  (CERCO) and has responsibility for oversight and coordination of the campus’ ethics, risk and compliance requirements through the Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services.   As the CERCO, she also has administrative oversight for the Staff Ombuds OfficeView 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