Human Resources Director
UC Office of the President
Bryna Bock has over 25 years of human resources management and senior administrative experience with mature (55 to 125+ year), California-based institutions that have international reach, across the private, non-profit and public/higher education sectors, including the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She was also a university and college instructor of courses in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and small group communication, at California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College.
She is currently Director of Human Resources for staff and academic personnel with the University of California Education Abroad Program. UCEAP is the University of California’s system wide study abroad program with a mission of inspiring students, through international academic experiences, to explore and transform their lives, UC and the world. UCEAP has over 150 staff, faculty, and affiliates worldwide, and offers abroad programs in over 40 countries at over 120 universities and institutions across the globe. UCEAP annually serves over 5,600 students from all 10 UC campuses and hosts almost 1,500 hundred reciprocal exchange students from 30 countries.
In her current role, she provides leadership for organizational development, fiscal and strategic planning, staffing, talent management, compliance and employment risk management, with oversight for operations and administrative services. As a member of UCEAP’s Advisory Council, she has been actively involved in strategic planning for the organization, including participation in the development of the UCOP-UCSB administrative partnership agreement for UCEAP in 2011.
Ms. Bock holds an MA in Communication Studies, Human Information Systems, with an emphasis on intercultural communication, and a BA in Communication Studies, Rhetorical Studies, from California State University, Long Beach. She holds several UC certifications—Business Officers Institute, Management Development Program, Gaucho Mentorship Program, Crucial Conversations, UCSB HR Academy—along with a Mental Health First Aid USA certificate from NCBH, and the professional credentials of SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources), GPHR (Global Professional Human Resources), SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Human Resources Professional).