Michelle McClellan to Lead Development and Alumni Relations

Michelle McClellan, previously chief development officer at the California Academy of Sciences, will become the Haas School's assistant dean for development and alumni relations July 20.

McClellan, who has a long history with the University of California, will lead the school’s $300 million capital campaign, The Campaign for Haas, in her new role. She succeeds Larry Lollar, who retired as assistant dean on June 26.

McClellan previously led a successful $500 million campaign at the California Academy of Sciences. The culmination of that campaign was the academy's spectacular new green building, whose living rooftop and indoor rainforest have drawn worldwide attention.

“We look forward to great things under Michelle’s leadership, and know that her proven experience will help us reach our goal for The Campaign for Haas,” says Dean Rich Lyons.

Prior to her role at the Academy of Arts, McClellan served as the director of development for Berkeley's College of Engineering and worked in development at Cal for eight years. She holds a BA from UC Irvine.

"I am excited about returning to the Berkeley campus and working with the Haas School's committed alumni, students, faculty, and staff who are making such an impact on the school's future," McClellan says. "And I look forward to meeting all of Haas' many innovators in the coming months."