UC Town Hall on YouTube, Watch Party in Gallagher Hall

Michael V. Drake headshot, UC president
President Michael V. Drake at UC headquarters, a block south of Oakland’s historic Tribune Tower. (UC photo)

Quick Summary

  • President Drake: Online, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 24
  • Staff Assembly, HR will host gathering in Gallagher Hall
  • HR leaders will take questions, in person and on Zoom

UC President Michael V. Drake’s systemwide town hall is coming up this Friday (Feb. 24), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, livestreamed on YouTube, no registration necessary.

Or sign up for a Davis campus watch party, hosted by Staff Assembly and Human Resources, to be held in Gallagher Hall (Graduate School of Management) at the campus’s south entry. See At a Glance, below, for registration information.

The Gallagher Hall gathering will run a half-hour longer than the town hall, allowing time for people in the audience or on Zoom to have follow-up discussion with UC Davis HR leaders. Sign up here; space is limited in the lecture hall.

President Drake will give opening remarks, then engage in conversation with Priya Lakireddy and Jo Mackness, staff advisor and staff advisor-designate to the Board of Regents, respectively. Lakireddy and Mackness will share questions presubmitted by staff.

Follow-up discussion

Staff Assembly and Human Resources announced the following UC Davis HR leaders will attend the watch party and stay afterward for discussion, in person and by Zoom. Note: This list reflects changes in the lineup since it was first posted Feb. 21.

  • Elizabeth Delo — Director, Disability Management Services, and interim benefits lead
  • Maria Lucia Gonzalez — Interim lead for compensation
  • Jim Hankins — Executive director, Shared Services Organization
  • Katie Hockerson — Supervisor, Labor Relations
  • Lisa Sharp — Director, executive programs and recruitment


  • WHAT: UC Systemwide Town Hall
  • WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST Friday (Feb. 24)
  • WHERE: YouTube livestream (no registration necessary)




Media Resources

Dateline Staff: Dave Jones, editor, 530-752-6556, dateline@ucdavis.edu; Cody Kitaura, News and Media Relations specialist, 530-752-1932, kitaura@ucdavis.edu.

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