Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE) is a university-wide office serving both campuses and all ten colleges and schools. We envision a university unbound that seeks to serve the public, equitably and inclusively, resulting in reciprocal and mutual benefit to California’s communities and beyond. Our mission is to build and support meaningful relationships between communities and UC Davis scholars that work together to solve today’s problems and tomorrow’s challenges.

The three primary roles of Public Scholarship and Engagement are to: 1. Connect communities to university resources through research and student learning experiences, technical assistance and training, workshops and events. 2. Convene individuals and groups to build relationships, partnerships, and networks. 3. Champion public scholarship that advances the university’s production of knowledge, learning, and leadership.


Lauren Kidd
Assistant Vice Chancellor for School and Unit Programs
[email protected]
530-754-2023 (Phone)