Leadership

Ardie Dehghani

  • Director, Campus Engineer
  • Engineering
After graduating from University of Oklahoma, Ardie worked at engineering consultant and contractor jobs, yet was unsure of what he wanted to do. In the meantime, he decided to work at UC Davis for a few months until he figured it out. More than two decades later, Ardie is still here and soon to be retiring from his position as the director of engineering and campus engineer, a testament to how much he’s loved working here.

Mary Ramos

  • Director
  • Business Operations
Mary Ramos has held a variety of positions at Design and Construction Management (DCM) over the years, but currently works as director of business operations. Throughout her 21 years at UC Davis, she’s loved seeing new classrooms, dining halls, dormitories and buildings be erected by DCM as well as mentoring others on advancement within the university.

Bill Starr

  • Executive Director
  • Integrated Capital Planning
Bill Starr, executive director and founder of Integrated Capital Planning at Design and Construction Management (DCM), will be retiring after twenty years of service at UC Davis. Bill was first hired as an associate architect, and over the years, he has worked at DCM as a senior project manager and associate director.