Hello from incoming SVC Erin Gore

Dear Financial & Administrative Services (FAS) Community, 

I am excited to rejoin the University of California family in my new role at UCSF as Senior Vice Chancellor. My first official day is next week, Wednesday, February 9.  As I get ready to join you, I wanted to introduce myself and share a little more about me. I’m looking forward to listening and learning more about you and the important work you do.   

In late 2001, I was one of the lead bankers on the financing of the first Mission Bay building for the J. David Gladstone Institutes. I was moved by the vision for UCSF's expansion in Mission Bay and the impact that the work at UCSF has on so many people's lives. When I now see a thriving Mission Bay campus, I am in awe of the work so many of you in FAS have contributed to bringing this ambitious vision to life, from buildings to programs and services. It’s an honor to now be part of the work to revitalize Parnassus Heights, the birthplace of UCSF’s world-class research, education and care.   

I’m hearing great things about the innovative progress within FAS, including embracing Value Improvement and many bold efforts to support the University’s sustainability goals. I am proud FAS is playing a significant role in the Anchor Institution Initiative to support the Bay Area community, as well as working to advance racial equity and belonging within the FAS community through our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism (DEIA-AR) efforts. 

My new role feels like a homecoming, for my work life and also my personal life. San Francisco was my home for many years before moving to the East Bay, where I grew up. I am a graduate of UCLA and as a Pell Grant recipient in college my first work-study role was at the UCLA Medical Center. During my career, I spent nearly five years as UC Berkeley’s chief financial officer and most recently served on the University of California captive insurance board which insures the campus and medical center activities for the entire system. 

My experience brings together higher education, large administration, budget forecasting, risk, auxiliaries, and audit. I see many pieces of my expertise supporting the areas that are important to the work of FAS. 

I look forward to staying in communication. I’ll share some fun facts in an upcoming One Good Thing and give an update in the March FAS All-Staff Update email. As I mentioned at the start of this message, my approach to getting to know you will be to listen and learn. I’m already planning my first ride-along with UCSF Police and on the UCSF Shuttles, and later today I’ll be on a site tour. I hope to visit your department, virtually or onsite, in the coming weeks and months. I want to know what matters to you, your department and your work.   

Thank you for welcoming me into your team,   

Erin S. Gore 
Senior Vice Chancellor 
Finance & Administration