Leigh Morgan is Associate Chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) reporting directly to Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH. In this role, Ms. Morgan is accountable for leading large-system change initiatives to advance UCSF’s mission. She will also work closely with the Chancellor, CEC colleagues, and members of the newly formed National Leadership Council to ensure that UCSF’s governance model is highly effective. In addition, she will represent the Chancellor on internal and external task forces and committees, and is accountable for ensuring the effective management of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet (CEC).
She joins UCSF from Genentech where she was Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources for the global Product Development organization. In that role, she was accountable for developing and implementing a human capital strategy for 6,000 employees in countries around the globe. Prior to Genentech, Ms. Morgan was Principal Organization Development consultant for GlaxoSmithKline’s global Research & Development organization where she led merger & acquisition, organization design, human capital and business strategy initiatives.
Ms. Morgan’s public sector experience includes serving in North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt’s administration, where she played a key role in establishing the AmeriCorps National Service program for that state. Prior to her work with the Governor, she was Associate Director of the nonprofit Carolina Justice Policy Center, where she led fundraising and statewide advocacy initiatives on criminal justice policy issues.
Ms. Morgan’s deep cross-sector experience will assist UCSF as it navigates in a complex academic, research, and health care environment.
She is heavily involved with communities where she has lived and worked, including serving on a number of nonprofit boards and advancing the social entrepreneur sector. Currently, she is a Board Member of NCLR, a national LGBT civil rights organization and is a volunteer Business Advisor with San Francisco-based Pacific Community Ventures. This past year she volunteered at Bamboo Finance, a commercial investment firm, where she researched and blogged about the role of corporations in driving social innovation and addressing issues related to poverty. A resident of Oakland, Ms. Morgan is very active with the East Bay community and as UCSF’s presence in that area expands, UCSF will leverage her deep ties in that region.
Ms. Morgan received her Master of Science in Organization Development from The American University in Washington, DC, and holds an AB degree in Religion from Duke University. While at Duke, she was the starting point guard for the Women’s Basketball team