A native of Merced, Brian Gresham's career with the University of California has included work across a variety of areas. He began his tenure with the university as a founding member of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts before transitioning to the Division of Administration where he worked in the Capital Development unit. In his role as the director of Financial Planning and Administrative Operations for the Division of Student Affairs, Gresham works to align the ambitions and resources of the division in support of student success. He is an alumnus of UC Davis' Graduate School of Management, with dual concentrations in organizational strategy and finance. Gresham is also avid supporter of the UC Merced soccer program.