Kelly Ratliff

Portrait of Kelly Ratliff

Position Title
Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Administration


Kelly Ratliff is the Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Administration at UC Davis (Davis, California). In this capacity, she provides leadership and strategic planning in the areas of human resources, finance, budget planning, shared services, institutional research, facilities management, safety services, campus planning and design and construction management. 

Kelly is responsible for the university’s capital and operating budget totaling about $4.6 billion annually. In recent years, Ratliff has guided the campus’s approach to managing the implementation of an incentive-based budget model and a multi-year economic forecast model. The team is engaged in a transformation of campus HR practices, a transition to a shared-service model, substantial updates to campus financial and business intelligence information systems and performs analyses to inform strategic initiatives, a comprehensive deferred maintenance and capital renewal plan and a ten-year capital improvement master plan. She holds a B.S. in Zoology and an MBA from UC Davis.