University of California, San Diego

October 26, 1995
SUBJECT: Chancellor Search
I am pleased to provide you with current information on the status of the search for our next Chancellor. At the request of President Atkinson, the search has been initiated and the position advertised thus far in The Chronicle of Higher Education , UC's Career Opportunities , and the Affirmative Action Register. A copy of the advertisement is attached with encouragement to submit applications and nominations by November 15, 1995. Appointment of the Search Committee is nearing completion and, as
you may know, will consist of five Regents, five faculty (three UCSD, two other UCs), two students (one undergraduate and one graduate), a staff member, an alumni representative, a community representative from the UCSD Foundation, and the Chairman of The Board of Regents and the President of the University (ex officio). The members of the Committee will be made public as soon as the composition of the Committee has been finalized.
The search process will include a campus visit by members of the Search Committee. This has not yet been scheduled but I understand will be arranged by the Office of the President early in the search process, possibly in December. The Committee will wish to meet with the campus constituencies in small groups during a one-day visit to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to have input in the search. Also, input in the form of letters is welcomed and may be sent directly to the Office of the President.
Finally, please know that I can be reached via e-mail (Caserio@ucsd) and welcome your comments or questions on campus matters.
Marjorie C. Caserio
Interim Chancellor
The President and The Regents of the University of California invite nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego campus. The appointment will be effective at such time as is mutually agreeable to the appointee and the University.
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is one of the nine campuses of the University. UCSD offers a wide range of academic programs, and includes five undergraduate colleges, 36 departments, a School of Engineering, and a School of Medicine. The University is especially known for the excellence of its research and graduate programs, including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, 30 organized research units, and two teaching hospitals. The 1994-95 enrollment was 13, 938 undergraduate students, 2,099 graduate students, 1,189 health sciences graduate students, and 600 post-doctoral students. UC San Diego ranks consistently in the top 10 U.S. universities in the amount of federal research dollars awarded and it ranks seventh in the nation in terms of the number of faculty who are members of the National Academy of Science. UC San Diego confers baccalaureate degrees in a wide variety of disciplines, and graduate and professional school degrees in approximately 40 programs. The campus is situated 10 miles north of San Diego in La Jolla.
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the campus and is responsible to the President. Within the scope of University policy the Chancellor exercises very broad delegated authority and is responsible for all aspects of campus administration. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment, senior experience in the administration of large scale, diverse, and complex organizations, preferably research universities, and a strong scholarly record.
Applications and nominations, accompanied by current resumes, may be addressed to:
The President
University of California
Chancellor Search
300 Lakeside Drive, 22nd Floor
Oakland, California 94612-3550
and should be received no later than November 15, 1995, to be given full consideration.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer