About Student Academic Affairs


The central mission of Student Academic Affairs (SAA) is to provide students with the services and resources they need to be successful at UCSF and enter their desired careers when they leave UCSF.


For an overview of all services available to UCSF students, please visit the Student Success website. SAA comprises the following offices and functional units. SAA itself is part of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Organization.


Elizabeth Watkins, PhD
Dean, Graduate Division
Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs
Professor, History of Health Sciences

Wendy Winkler
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Chief of Staff to Dean, Graduate Division
& Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs


Veronica Nepveu
Executive Assistant to the
Dean & Vice Chancellor

Jeannine Cuevas
Communications Director

Erik Rotman
Communications Coordinator

See the org chart for all SAA offices/units.