Amy Skehan

Portrait of Amy Skehan

Position Title
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Foundation and Corporate Engagement


Amy Skehan is the assistant vice chancellor of Foundation and Corporate Engagement at UC Davis. As an experienced, collaborative leader with 20+ years of progressive experience in all areas of industry, academic and non-profit management and external strategic partnerships, she leverages her expertise in planning, research, philanthropy, recruitment, government contracts, program development and management to build and manage comprehensive, holistic relationships with foundations and corporations on behalf of the university. She brings her strengths of streamlining internal and external collaboration and communication processes, organizational analysis, productivity maximization, change management and execution to the FCE team.

Amy most recently served as the Strategic External Partnerships and Government Contracts lead in Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. Prior to that role, Amy served as University Program Manager, External Alliances, R&A at Ford where she was responsible for managing the Ford/University of Michigan relationship, Ford’s largest and most comprehensive university collaboration. In addition, Amy served as the Global Domain Lead for mobility university research. Prior to that, Amy served as the inaugural director of the Business Engagement Center (BEC) on the University of Michigan Dearborn campus where she worked to strategically re-design and implement a new, cross-campus, university-wide corporate engagement program.