Associated Students - University of California, Irvine
Academic Affairs Vice President 2017-10-17T12:35:53+00:00

Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President

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Leila Danishgar
Leila DanishgarAcademic Affairs Vice President
Anna Xu
Anna XuChief of Staff
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Diana Hoang
Diana HoangChief of Staff
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Mission Statement: 

The Office of Academic Affairs creates opportunities for students to involve themselves academically outside of the classroom, through engaging speakers, interactive events with professors, leadership classes, mentorship programs and staff council meetings. This office seeks to cultivate student leadership and empower students to be advocates of the academic life at UC Irvine.

Leila Danishgar

4th Year|Biological Sciences Major

Hi fellow Anteaters! My name is Leila Danishgar and I will be serving as your Vice President of Academic Affairs this year. I’m a fourth year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, on the path of pursuing medicine. My love for academia, student advocacy and UC Irvine itself has shaped me into the person I am today. The Office of Academic Affairs consists of 5 unique commissions that target many important aspects of what a quality University should have: leadership, mentorship, advocacy, representation and engagement. These are only some factors that I thrive on, and that I hope to improve within my term. I am honored to be your Vice President and promise to run a successful office and make legendary change.

Anna Xu 

4th Year| Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Minor

Hello Anteaters, I’m Anna, currently a fourth year Pharmaceutical Sciences major and Public Health minor and I’m super ecstatic to be one of your Chief of Staff this year! This office has been my happiest place on campus and I can’t wait to create new priceless memories with the rest of the office.  As one of the Chief of Staffs I want to create an office that is open and honest and for all of us to encourage, motivate and inspire each and everyone of us to be better student leaders that represents the students on campus. I’m extremely excited for this office and for all the up and coming events this school year! Zot, zot, zot!

Diana Hoang 

4th Year|Public Health and Education Double major

Hi, I’m Diana Hoang, a fourth year Public Health and Education double major and I am honored to be one of your Chief of Staff for Academic Affairs this 2017-2018 academic year. As your Chief of Staff, I hope to not only help build that bridge of transparency and honesty between students, faculty, and staff but I hope to create a community within the office that promotes better events and friendships throughout the year. This office is one that prides itself in being able to communicate between essential members of the campus and society and the students that we are to represent. This year will be full of new, exciting events that are created from the collective efforts of our office.

Office Hours: Academic Affairs Office located in ASUCI Office

Leila: By appointment, please email

Anna: Tuesday 12-1PM and Wednesday 1-2PM

Diana: Wednesday 11-1PM