University of California-Berkeley
The Operational Excellence Program Office advances UC Berkeley’s financial sustainability and ongoing improvement by partnering with the campus community to support ideas that generate new net revenue, reduce costs, or improve operations by offering expertise, services and tools, and financing. The Operational Excellence Program Office is a vital part of a campus-wide strategy to stay financially strong in ways that are sustainable over time. To that end, we provide a range of services and tools that support revenue growth or efficiency gains when coupled with a disciplined methodology, which is deeply rooted in a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
The Berkeley campus encompasses approximately 1,232 acres (499 ha), though the "central campus" occupies only the low-lying western 178 acres (72 ha) of this area. Of the remaining 1,000 acres (400 ha), approximately 200 acres (81 ha) are occupied by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; other facilities above the main campus include the Lawrence Hall of Science and several research units, notably the Space Sciences Laboratory, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an undeveloped 800-acre (320 ha) ecological preserve, the University of California Botanical Garden and a recreation center in Strawberry Canyon. Portions of the mostly undeveloped eastern area of the campus is actually within the City of Oakland; the northernmost eastern corner of Oakland extends from the Claremont Resort north through the Panoramic Hill neighborhood to Tilden Park.