Wanda Ellison Crockett


Deputy Associate Chancellor Wanda Ellison Crockett is the thought partner and strategic advisor to the Associate Chancellor and Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer  (CERCO) at the University of California, Berkeley.

As Deputy Associate Chancellor, Wanda Ellison Crockett brings over two decades of UC experience working at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and UC Office of the President.  Wanda has a thorough understanding of UC, with a long-standing commitment to collaboration, and a track record of success in achieving organizational goals.   She is responsible for executive advising to the Associate Chancellor as the senior lead in working across the compliance, risk, audit, ombuds portfolio and serves as the Division Finance Leader and Control Unit Administrator.

At UCSF, Wanda's roles included Senior Research Administrator in the Reproductive Endocrinology Center, advancing to Chief Operating Officer in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and then to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences as Executive Director of Finance and Administration.  She advanced from running the 3rd largest clinical science department in the School of Medicine to the Executive Vice Provost Office serving as Assistant Provost and Executive Director while concurrently appointed as the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research.  After leaving USCF, she joined the Office of the President as Chief of Staff to the Provost.

As a strategic leader, Wanda engages all levels of the organization to enrich UC Berkeley’s compliance, ethics and risk services programs.  She has successfully led operational and strategic planning initiatives including the design and implementation of compliance, programmatic, management, budget and resource strategies on behalf of the Chancellor’s Office.  During her UC tenure, she has directed large-scale enterprise process improvement projects and successfully built service-focused teams while engaging key stakeholders in consensus decision-making. 

Wanda has a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and holds an MPA in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.

Contact Information

Ellison Crockett, Wanda - Deputy Associate Chancellor/Chief Operating Officer

Esteban Liscano, Geraldine - Executive Assistant

Telephone: (510) 664-9185