Diana Wu has been a senior administrator at top public universities during her 20-year career in higher education. She is a leader in continuing, professional and online education, and has been the Dean of University Extension at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2008. The Extension team includes 170 staff and 700 instructors who serve 45,000 annual student enrollments in more than 1,500 courses and 80 programs. She created the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education for the campus in 2013 and was the founding dean and first executive director. In 2017, she created New Academic Ventures at Berkeley (NAV-B), a team that builds revenue-generation strategies for the Berkeley campus, departments and schools. In 2020, she oversaw the launch of Berkeley Global, an umbrella brand for international programs at Berkeley. Wu received her A.B. from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ed.D from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a native of San Francisco.

One of the key initiatives at UC Berkeley is empowering engaged thinkers and global citizens to change our world. In that sense, global refers to a mindset rather than a geography.