Dana Allen

Dana Allen

Position Title
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Executive Director of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Bio

Dana joined UC Davis in January 2020 as an alumni relations professional with over 21 years of experience in higher education alumni relations. In her role as AVC, Dana develops the strategic priorities and budget for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association in collaboration with its board of directors. She also oversees the daily operations of the Alumni and Affiliate Relations staff.  Prior to joining UC Davis, Dana spent 3.5 years at the University of New Mexico, serving as Vice President, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, Alumni Association. In this role Dana managed an alumni association of 200,000 alumni governed by an alumni board. Before joining UNM, Dana served in alumni relations roles at Old Dominion University, Penn State University, and Mary Baldwin College. Dana received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication, with a concentration in alternative dispute resolution, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.