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Andrea Dooley

Dr. Andrea Dooley has extensive leadership experience in higher education administration, with expertise in operational leadership and strategic planning. She has a history of successful collaboration with university leadership, administrators, staff, students, alumni, donors, and community partners.

Dr. Dooley currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Education Administration for the Division of Medical Education at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

In this role, she serves as the Principal Administrative Officer responsible for the operational and administrative activities for the School of Medicine, Division of Medical Education. This includes budget, finance, staffing, human resources, application development and space management. She also partners with the divisional leadership team on enterprise-wide initiatives through business and strategic support and serve as expert advisor on resource matters pertaining to new education programs across Health Sciences.

Prior to Dr. Dooley’s current position, she served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. In this role she oversaw the subdivisions of Health, Well-being and Accessibility; Campus Life; Finance and Operations; and Student Services at the SDSU-IV campus.

Prior to San Diego State, she served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for the Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley where she successfully led complex operational and administrative initiatives and was responsible for resource and financial management for the division.   

Dr. Dooley has also served as the Chief of Staff for the President at San Diego State University and prior to that position she spent five years at UC San Diego Health Sciences serving as the Director for Research Administration.  

Dr. Dooley is a first-generation college student who earned three degrees from San Diego State University. She has a bachelor's degree in social science, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in postsecondary leadership and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

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