Daniel G. Aldrich III is a Senior Development Associate within the UC Office of the President. He is presently semi-retired from the University of California although he serves in the Office of the President part-time as Senior Development Associate for the UC System. He has served the System professionally for over 30 years and held Senior Administrative positions, at the Santa Cruz, Riverside and Irvine campuses, as well as the Office of the President. He received his B.S. Degree from UC Davis and Masters Cognate in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UCLA. Aldrich is a Vietnam Era veteran serving on active duty from 1966-68 and then as a Reservist until Honorable Discharge as a Captain. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his Service. Professionally, he has overseen the development of fundraising efforts and helped secure in excess of a half a billion dollars in private support for the University System. He has received professional recognition from his professional association, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII, as its Tribute Award Winner in 1998. He is an active volunteer in his community serving as Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and United Way. He is also active in the local Rotary Club having helped create and manage a high school Scholarship Program that has raised an endowment of over $1 million and has awarded over $700,000 in student scholarships.