Elizabeth (Liz) Aldrich Toomey is the only daughter of founding Chancellor and Mrs. Daniel G. Aldrich. An alumna of UC Davis and California State University, Fullerton, she was a middle school History and English teacher until her first child was born in 1974. In 1987 she joined the professional staff at UCI as Assistant Director of Alumni. In 1995 she became Director of State Government Relations at UCI and then Assistant Vice Chancellor of Community and Government Relations until her retirement in 2012. Toomey provided leadership for UCI’s relationship with local, state and federal elected officials representing Orange County. On behalf of the University, she was actively involved in the Orange County community serving on a number of boards including The Orange County Business Council, The Orange County Forum, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, and Girl Scouts of Orange County. She also served as a community advisor to the Orange County Junior League. Toomey has two grown children and four grandchildren. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.