Mission and Purpose
The Academic Business Officers Group (ABOG) is an organization of business officers from academic departments and research organizations. It is one of the oldest staff organizations on campus, and was established as a system-wide group in 1968. The Berkeley chapter, with about 140 members and affiliates, is the only group of its kind that brings together the staff leadership of academic and research units through voluntary association.
Our specific goals are to improve communication among teaching, research, service, and administrative offices of the Berkeley campus; provide a forum for discussion; study administrative problems for the purpose of finding ways to improve and simplify operations at all levels; provide the administration with a broad-based staff resource that is closely involved with the teaching and research mission; support our members by sharing best practices; and promote and recognize the professional identity of department and unit administrators and managers.
Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost