Dean Estella Atekwana

Estella Atekwana Honored With SEG Award

Estella Atekwana, dean of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a 2021 Reginald Fessenden Awardfrom the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The award recognizes her pioneering work in biogeophysics and advancing our understanding of microbial processes beneath Earth’s surface.

Welcome Back to Campus

Welcome back! After more than a year of working remotely, I am happy the fall quarter has begun and our campus community is alive with energy and in-person activity once again. I want to echo the words of Chancellor May, who shared in his message on Monday, “We are ready.” Our campus is 99% compliant with our vaccination policy, and now is the time to come together as a community with renewed Aggie spirit and fresh ideas.

Greetings from the New Dean

On August 1, I began service as the dean of the College of Letters and Science. I am proud to be part of the Aggie community and I am excited by all I have seen and learned thus far. I feel very optimistic and energized by the opportunities for us to work together in advancing the goals of the College and the university.

UC Davis Appoints New Dean for Letters and Science

The University of California, Davis, today (June 29) named Estella Atekwana, a dean and geophysicist from University of Delaware, as new dean of the College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest of UC Davis’ colleges and schools.