Contacting Our Staff

Office of Development and College Relations

The L&S Development and College Relations Office is responsible for raising private support from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations, and provides leadership and assistance to the campus community.

L&S Deans' Office

Organizational Charts

Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration

Amy Robinson, (510) 642-3331: Responsible for L&S and campus policies, administrative issues, financial and workload data, and college-wide budget issues

Alphabetical List of L&S Deans' Office Staff

Below is contact information for the staff in the Deans’ Office of the College of Letters & Science, which consists of the divisions of Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences, plus the College Relations Office. Read Undergraduate Studies and L&S Computing Resources for information about staff in those units.

The area code is 510 for all numbers listed.

Podcast: Bringing people together, one puppet at a time

July 25, 2018

After seeing Handspring Puppet Company — the creators of the puppets in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning War Horse — at UC Berkeley in 2015, Glynn Bartlett knew he wanted to work with them. So he packed his bags and traveled to South Africa, where he built puppets for an annual parade and play performed on the Day of Reconciliation. Bartlett, a scenic artist for the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, says the experience reminded him of just how powerful puppets can be in bringing people together.

3 weeks on the road with 5 lbs of luggage

June 28, 2018

I just got back from three weeks of travel (three conferences and a week of cycling). I carried less than 5lbs of luggage. This includes my pack, clothes, rain gear, toiletries, first-aid kit, flashlight, house keys, a water bottle, emergency tools, and a 10.5” iPad Pro and Apple Pencil — everything but the clothes on my back.¹ Almost half the weight was the iPad.

Exceptions to Policy

Selected financial transactions that are exceptions to policy and require Deans' Office approval in L&S

Page updated in August 2014

Any questions on policy interpretations and procedures outlined below can be directed to Heidi E. Hoffman, Assistant Dean of the College, at 642-3081. Please note: The L&S Deans' Office is not the department of record for payment requests originating in L&S departments.

Documents are handled in the following manner:

Access to Campus Systems

General Systems

Calnet (basic campus ID and directory system)

  • Who should have access: Any campus staff needing access to online systems or services. Calnet identification serves as the basis for access to many systems. It also allows individuals to maintain their directory information. Information.
  • Access: Each department has one or more “deputies” who can enter the code necessary to set up Calnet identity online.

bConnected (bCal, bMail and bDrive)

L&S celebrates its new home at Homecoming

October 16, 2017
During this year’s homecoming weekend, L&S will mark the creation of its new home in the heart of campus.

Human Resources

Human Resources Support

Human Resources support is available from the Deans' Office in all areas of staff personnel matters. If you have any questions related to policies, union contracts, performance management, job descriptions, classification levels, salary, training, reorganization, reduction in force, etc., please contact the Human Resources Manager, Nick Dear, ext. 3-2695.

E-mail Aliases for Department Managers

Any comments, suggestions or questions about this service should be sent via e-mail to

All College of Letters & Science Managers: