Division of Finance and Administration
The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the service they need, when they need them. I welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions–navigate to the "Contact Us" section under the "About Us" tab or email WithUForU@uci.edu.
Mary Lou D. Ortiz
Chief Financial Officer & Vice Chancellor
Spotlights across our division and the UCI community.
UCI has been ranked eighth among the nation’s public universities – and 34th overall, an improvement of two spots – on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 list of “Best Colleges.” This is the eighth consecutive year in which UCI has placed in the top 10.
In addition, UCI ranked No. 7 overall in the subcategory of social mobility, which takes into account the graduation rate of students awarded Pell Grants.
Effective Saturday, August 20, 2022, the campus will be rescinding the executive directive on mandatory face coverings. Face coverings will continue to be recommended indoors, but not required, regardless of vaccination status consistent with current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance on the use of face masks in California. Therefore, individuals should feel free to continue to wear face coverings if they desire.
UCI received a transformational gift from Joe C. Wen and his family to support and advance the Center for Advanced Care, which is under construction at the UCI Health – Irvine complex. In recognition of this extraordinary philanthropy, the center will be named the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care.
UCI’s collaboration with IRWD was recently honored with a national Award of Excellence from the WateReuse Association for accomplishments stemming from decades of water-saving work. Project highlights include converting the cooling towers to recycled water, saving 80 million gallons of drinking water each year. This allows UCI to exceed its stretch goal of halving per capita drinkable water demand by 2025.
UCI Transportation was honored by the Best Workplace for Commuters for the 13th consecutive year with its Race to Excellence Award. The National Center for Transit Research has identified UCI as one of the top universities in advancing customer-focused transportation services, including vanpool, carpool, and other transit options.
For the inaugural award, 100 Best Fleets awarded UCI Transportation and Distribution Services for its exemplary work in showcasing environmentally committed fleet practices and comprehensive measures to support the “green the maintenance garage” movement while providing a roadmap for other maintenance facilities.
Following committees are chaired by the CFO and Vice Chancellor.
This project will be the first building completed at the New North Campus Health and Wellness Village. This five story structure will house pediatric autism, primary and specialty care, adult primary and breast cancer clinics, as well as a rehabilitation center and urgent care. A 749-stall parking structure is also a part of this project.