Get to know us

CLS Arts & Event’s mission is to enrich the human spirit through community, recognition and celebration for everyone at UCSF.

We like to think of ourselves as the ambassadors of campus culture at UCSF. We are the only program of its kind in the UC System, providing music, arts, and other exciting events intended to help everyone on campus strike a balance between work or study and play.

Take a closer look at the role each of us plays in accomplishing our mission.


Jennifer Mannix
My name is Jennifer Mannix and I am the Arts and Events Manager. The Arts & Events Services team offers creative and fun programs for students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to present an eclectic and diverse array of events that will offer something for everyone and strengthen our community at UCSF. I would enjoy hearing from you about any suggestions. In my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors, rock climbing, playing tennis, Indie movies, the Giants, and discovering new musical talent in the Bay Area. If you ever have any feedback or ideas that will help improve campus life be sure to email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Robert Kirkbride
I’ve worked at UCSF for over 20 years helping with all aspects of event production. Film screenings, concerts, galas, mixers, cultural celebrations, card-making, AIDS Walk, Block Party…. I’ve had the pleasure of helping produce some wonderful events for the UCSF community. I also edit the Arts & Events website, create fliers, coordinate the monthly newsletter, and help with administrative duties. Although, I am primarily based at the Mission Bay campus, you may see me helping with events at Mt. Zion, Parnassus, SFGH, Laurel Heights and Mission Center Building. I am not a full-time event programmer, but when I do program events it is usually for the Mission Bay campus. Currently, Arts & Events does not have enough funding to pay for a full-time event programmer at Mission Bay. I hope that will change in the future. If you would like to donate to Arts & Events click here. Feel free to email me with any feedback or ideas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).