Anneli AdamsEva Anneli Adams (Anneli) has been named associate dean for International and Access Programs. In this capacity, Adams is responsible for leading a portfolio of academic programs for international students, scholars and professionals, along with the UC Davis Pre-College Program, Open Campus and our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. Anneli and her team focus on pathways and pipelines that create access for non-matriculated learners to the outstanding opportunities at UC Davis.

Adams was previously the associate dean of California State University, San Bernardino's College of Extended Learning.

With decades of international educational leadership experience, Adams has led international programs at Cal Poly Pomona, California State University, San Bernardino and the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Prior to her career in higher education, Adams served the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland for 20 years. Her experience includes seven years as a consular official and thirteen years of administration of U.S. Government academic exchange and public diplomacy programs, including the prestigious International Leadership Program. Adams has served on national committees on international education, on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Las Vegas, and on the Board of Directors of the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development.

Her continuing education experience spans international programs, workforce development, master's degrees, pathway programs and online learning. Adams holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership and has taught sociology full-time at the undergraduate level and educational leadership in the doctoral program at Cal Poly Pomona. Her research and publications have focused on sociology of leadership and global and cultural competencies of leaders.

If you have ideas or suggestions for Anneli, please contact her directly at or (530) 757-8694 (direct line).