Staff Profile External Relations

Barbara Celli
Executive Director, Development and External Relations

Barbara Celli joined the UC Davis School of Education in October 2016. As Executive Director of Development and External Relations, she manages the development and marketing/communications efforts for the School of Education. Most recently, Barbara was the Senior Director of Development and Partnerships at the UC Davis World Food Center. There she connected the interests of individuals, companies and foundations to philanthropic opportunities that advance healthy and sustainable food solutions.

From 2008 to 2014, Barbara led development programs for the university’s flagship environmental institutes, raising major and transformational gifts that supported research breakthroughs, new technologies, education of next generation leaders, facilities, and outreach programs to inform policy makers and the greater community. From 2004 to 2007, she served as the campus-wide director of corporate relations, and prior to UC Davis held private sector management positions in marketing and business acquisition for nationally recognized firms in San Francisco and Southern California.

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