University Communications and Public Affairs


Fortunately for us, we are not the only ones who have a stake in higher education. Our state and local officials, and our advocates in the community, also care about our students, faculty, staff and alumni. And we want to keep them informed and up-to-date on UC San Diego’s achievements, initiatives, research and education programs. That’s where our government relations staff step in. They foster and develop relationships, and plan support-building activities, with our elected officials and advocates. Contact us today if we can help you with your state and local government relations needs.


Advocacy has never been more important. Advocacy efforts keep our legislators, and others who have a stake in higher education, informed and up-to-date on UC San Diego’s achievements, initiatives and impact. We can help with your advocacy efforts and we want you to join ours.

Government Relations Contact Information

Jeffrey P. Gattas
Assistant Chancellor / Chief of Staff

Phone: (858) 822-6914
Email: jgattas@ucsd.edu

Denise Serrano
Director of Public Affairs

Phone: (858) 822-1412
Email: d2serrano@ucsd.edu

Get in touch about government relations.

This form will put you in touch with UCPA staff responsible for government relations. For other needs, please see our general contact page.

We do our best to respond to each inquiry within one business day.