Ann Briggs Addo has served in a variety of management and leadership positions for over 30 years, much of this time spent in higher education. For most of her career Ann served as a strategist and principal advisor to C-suite executives, gaining the reputation as an empathetic and capable leader of high integrity who is fair, candid, and a problem solver. Ann has been recognized consistently for her commitment to diversity and to the leadership development and empowerment of colleagues at all levels.
Ann joined the Morris & Associates team in 2019, following her retirement from the University of California after 28 years of service. Before leaving higher education, Ann served most recently as Assistant Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs & Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) at UC San Diego. Ann enjoyed broad authority to represent the EVC to all campus constituents, the university system and other stakeholders on a plethora of student life, academic, and administrative matters.
Ann first joined the University of California in 1992 and served in a number of senior administrative roles. In all her roles Ann provided strategic direction and led various campus-level initiatives and programs that included long range planning, resource planning/management strategy, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, institutional conflicts of interest, health affairs operations and crisis management and communications. Ann brings outstanding skills in collaborative leadership and management of diverse stakeholders. She excels in long-term strategic planning and is an inspiring and eloquent communicator.
Before coming to higher education Ann worked with the economic development division of the United Nations (Latin America and the Caribbean) and as a restaurant manager.
Ann holds a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University and received a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University Bloomington. She is a past honoree of San Diego's YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) awards and is a graduate of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce LEAD San Diego program. Ann has a heart for mentoring and/or sponsoring aspiring young leaders, and has served on several community boards of organizations dedicated to promoting literacy, creativity, and communication skills for middle and high school students, and committed to improving the economic standing of the world’s poorest women.