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Global Affairs Advisory Council

Global Affairs Advisory Council

Supporting the Global Affairs mission to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.

Council members are ambassadors who promote Global Affairs initiatives, including Global Education for All, and support Global Affairs priorities through events, alumni engagement and philanthropic leadership.

Global Affairs Advisory Council Members

Sudikshya Bhandari

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D. Candidate, Geography

Caroline Cabias '72

Former Chief Financial Officer, State of California Board of Equalization

Pamela Ching '81

Former Senior Research Epidemiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jennifer Clinton Ph.D. '03

President and CEO, Cultural Vistas

Allan E. Goodman

President, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Ralph Hexter

Former UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Former Interim Chancellor 
Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

Eivind Lange, III '77

President, Paradigm Sports

David W. Pearson '84

Former CEO, Opus One Winery

Sandra Perez '84

Former Director, UC California Program on Access to Care 

Naoki Shimazaki '80

Partner, GCA Law Partners LLP
Chair, Global Affairs Advisory Council

Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan '83

President and CEO, CLS Consultants
Chair, Nominations and Recruitment Sub-Committee
Chair, UC Davis Foundation Board

Evie White 

Undergraduate Student Representative
Majoring in International Relations with a minor in Communications


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Former Global Affairs Advisory Council Members

Daniel “Dan” M. Dooley '73

Principal, New Current Water and Land, LLC

Esther Luna DeLozier

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology

Evan Pearson '22

Undergraduate Student Representative

Ann M. Veneman '70

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

About UC Davis Global Affairs

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.