Native American Faculty & Staff Association

The UC Davis Native American Faculty & Staff Association is a constituent group of UC Davis. Any employee of UC Davis is eligible for membership; no verification of heritage is required. We only ask that you be committed to diversity and support fellow employees at UC Davis. The purpose of the Native American Faculty & Staff Association is to develop and maintain a support group for UC Davis staff, faculty, and students which enhances and increases the presence and visibility of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives within our community. We promote employment, training, and advancement of American Indian staff into positions of increased responsibility (i.e., supervisory, management, and executive positions) and support the goals and mission of the UC system in general and specifically at UC Davis.

We sponsor events and activities that are of interest to the membership including Native American Cultural Days, member art workshops, off-campus activities, and speaking engagements.

UCD Community Interest Groups are sponsored by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Campus Community Relations to suppport and represent staff and faculty diversity on campus. Volunteers work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis campus community.

Veronica Passalacqua, Chair
Curator, C.N. Gorman Museum
1316 Hart Hall
(530) 752-6567

Advisory Board

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Associate Professor, Native American Studies
Director, C.N. Gorman Museum
Hart Hall

Jacquelyn Ross
Assistant Director, Admissions
Mrak Hall