Tracy Grissom

Tracy Grissom

Position Title
Assistant Director

Undergraduate Education and Advising


Tracy currently serves as the Assistant Director in the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education and Advising Office. Her undergraduate work was also in the College of Letters and Science, where she earned an A.B. in Rhetoric & Communication. After graduation and an internship for Assemblyman Ted Lempert, she was a project manager for both the governmental affairs branch of Morrison Knudsen Corporation in Sacramento and then for KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco. She returned to Davis after eight years of project management to pursue an advanced degree.

She has been working at UC Davis for nearly 19 years and began her advising career while working toward the completion of a B.S. in Community and Regional Development and then an M.S. in Community Development.

Her first position on campus was as an administrative assistant in the Department of Animal Science. Once she began to organize the peer programs and create the summer advising program for students, and meeting students initially as an overflow advisor, she began to realize that advising itself was her passion. She quickly gravitated to student services and became a Student Affairs Officer for the Department of Environmental Toxicology. After 8+ years in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, she accepted a position as an Academic Counselor in the College of Letters and Science Deans’ Office.

Among her various duties today, she finds most fulfilling the opportunity to improve the Academic Intervention Program and help students persist toward the completion of their degree and the attainment of their goals. She is hopeful that the faculty, staff and students employed at UC Davis continue to work together to create a community that is committed to inclusivity, a safety net of resources, and an academic environment that fosters student success.