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.


Nicquet Blake, PhD
Vice Provost, Student Academic Affairs
Dean, Graduate Division

Jana Avila
Chief of Staff
Graduate Division and Student Academic Affairs


Veronica Nepveu
Executive Assistant to the
Graduate Division Dean
and to the Vice Provost/SAA

Mary Bradley
Director of Special Projects
Graduate Division and 
Student Academic Affairs

Tonja Deegan
Communications Director
Graduate Division and
Student Academic Affairs

Erik Rotman
Communications Coordinator
Graduate Division and
Student Academic Affairs


See the org chart for all SAA offices/units.