Vice President of Academic Affairs


Jessica Xu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Office Hours

Spring Quarter 2018

Times: Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm & Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Top Floor, Student Union Building

Majors Politics and Economics 
College College 10


My name is Jessica Xu and I am the Vice President of Academic Affairs. I am a third year from Oakland, CA. I joined the Student Academic Senate (SAS) my first quarter at UCSC and became chair during Spring 2016. As chair, I tackled issues including classroom quality, online enrollment, and overcrowding. In addition, I have served as an undergraduate representative on the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and participated in discussions about changes to academic departments/programs, program reviews, and course proposals, just to name a few. 
Aside from my roles in SAS and CEP, I have served as Vice President of College Ten Senate and a Student Life and University Guide for the UCSC Office of Admissions. I have also served as the undergraduate representative to the Committee on Teaching, the College Ten Representative to the Student Fee Advisory Committee, a research assistant in the Politics Department and a planner for the Practical Activism Conference.

This year I hope to focus on making testing materials free for students, alleviating the cost of textbooks and course materials, and implementing a method to evaluate the quality of advising. I will also be initiating the Student Success Advisory Committee, which will consist of 16 students who advise the Vice Provost of Student Success. I also intend to support SAS in achieving their goals while ensuring that the administration does not overlook the prevalent issues of overcrowding, classroom quality, and online enrollment. Most importantly, I want to outreach to various support and underrepresented minority groups on campus for their input on academic problems that students face and collaborate with the administration, faculty, and students to promote student academic success at UCSC. Please feel free to email me if you would like to voice your concerns or share your experiences at I would love to hear from YOU!

Jessica Xu
Vice President of Academic Affairs