Ari Kelman Named Interim Dean

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter named historian Ari Kelman, an associate dean of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, to serve as the college’s interim dean starting March 21, 2020. Kelman has agreed to serve until the campus identifies a permanent successor to Elizabeth Spiller, who steps down March 20 to become executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Meet the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS)

The members of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) are exceptional students who represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. Meet our Ambassadors for 2023–2024 below.   Kaitie Amado Senior (she/her, they/them)
Psychology and Asian American Studies (Minor in Human Development)
Gilroy, California

The College Ambassador Program Application

The Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program welcomes applications from enthusiastic and committed students. The process to become a member of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program is competitive, and includes an application and interview. New members are selected each winter/spring to join ALAS for the upcoming academic year.  Qualifications

Current UC Davis student studying a major within the College of Letters and Science and attending the next academic year at UC Davis.

Letters and Science College Ambassadors Program

The Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) are exceptional scholars who represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. The ALAS program provides leadership opportunities for student participants, enhances the outreach of the College through the student voice, and builds community via student-led initiatives.  

Volunteer Groups

The College of Letters and Science relies upon the wisdom, counsel and feedback of various volunteer groups to help us raise the profile of our college, provide support to faculty and the dean, and to support our students and young alumni.