NEWS | July 23, 2012

Chong Porter appointed to new Associate Vice Chancellor position at UC Davis Health System


Chong Porter has joined UC Davis Health System as the institution's first associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations. Porter is responsible for enhancing the culture of philanthropy at the academic health system and expanding its base of donor support through alumni relations and community engagement.

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"Chong Porter joins us at a pivotal time -- we are in the midst of The Campaign for UC Davis, our university's comprehensive $1 billion fundraising campaign.," said Claire Pomeroy, UC Davis vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. "A veteran of two successful capital campaigns, Chong brings to our organization a demonstrated ability to build high-performing, achievement-oriented teams and to motivate through personal leadership and energy."

Porter is the primary fundraising officer for UC Davis Health System.  She oversees management, planning and budgeting of the health system's philanthropic enterprise, including fundraising efforts relating to student scholarships and financial aid, endowed chairs and professorships, research, patient care and the physical campus environment.

Porter joins UC Davis with more than 20 years of development experience, most recently as assistant vice president for constituent development and development strategy at the Arizona State University (ASU) Foundation. She previously served as assistant dean for development for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, and as development director for the University of Washington School of Nursing. 

Porter received her bachelor's degree in art from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., and her master's degree in education from the University of Washington in Seattle.

As associate vice chancellor, Porter receives an annual base salary of $208,000. Additional details about her compensation package are available upon request.

UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. The academic health system includes one of the country's best medical schools, a 631-bed acute-care teaching hospital, a 1000-member physician's practice group and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. It is home to a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, an international neurodevelopmental institute, a stem cell institute and a comprehensive children's hospital. Other nationally prominent centers focus on advancing telemedicine, improving vascular care, eliminating health disparities and translating research findings into new treatments for patients. Together, they make UC Davis a hub of innovation that is transforming health for all. For more information, visit