Glenda Humiston

Vice President
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Glenda Humiston earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management in 2009, focusing her research on U.S. Farm Bill policy. She has a master’s degree in international agricultural development from UC Davis and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University. She came to UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) with more than 25 years of experience working on public policy development and program implementation supporting sustainability.

In 2009, Glenda Humiston was appointed by President Obama to serve as the California State Director at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development. She also served President Clinton as Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA and managed the Sustainable Development Institute at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development in South Africa and the 2006 World Water Forum in Mexico City. 

Recently, she produced a widely acclaimed guidebook on “Access to Capital” and has led efforts to bring rural issues to the forefront of the state’s Economic Summit and policymakers throughout California. Dr. Humiston was appointed vice president of UC ANR in August 2015.