Associate Director Ebony Lewis Set to Become Executive Director at UC Davis

eSlug Newsletter Winter 2016

Ebony Lewis and mentor, Professor David Anthony
Ebony Lewis singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," aka, the Black National Anthem, at the 2015 African/Black Recognition Ceremony. Photo by Crystal Birns.

With mixed emotions, we would like to announce that UC Santa Cruz Associate Director of Admissions Ebony Lewis will be departing the campus to serve as the new Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis.

While we are pleased that Ebony's vision, hard work, and exceptional collaborative skills are being recognized in her new appointment, we will miss her greatly.

A native Banana Slug, Ebony received her B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and also holds a Masters in Public Administration. She has 15 years of experience in the University of California system, and nearly 10 years of experience as an Admissions leader. Her experience includes leading key UC systemwide Admissions initiatives, as well as advancing UCSC's goals of enrolling a more diverse student body, creating partnerships between Admissions and UCSC student groups, serving the UCSC staff as Staff Advisory Board president, and many other activities and accomplishments. As an example of Ebony's altruism, she serves on the Smith Renaissance Society board to support UCSC students who are, or were, foster, homeless, and runaway youth, or orphans without family support.

For the past eight years, Ebony has managed UCSC Admissions' entire outreach program, which includes outreach in California as well as throughout the U.S. and internationally, our busy tour program, all Admissions events, and our office on campus in the Cook House.

We congratulate Ebony on her new position, which she will begin February 22.

Our loss is our sister campus's gain. We know that Ebony will continue to make significant contributions in her new role at UC Davis, where countless future students will benefit from her tireless advocacy for them and for higher education in general.

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