University of California, San Diego


December 1, 2006


SUBJECT:    Interim Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning

I am pleased to announce that Gary Matthews has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning upon John Woods' retirement on December 31, 2006.

Gary has provided leadership in Business Affairs as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Auxiliary & Plant Services (February 2002 to present), reporting to the Vice Chancellor. In this role, he provides executive leadership for UCSD's Auxiliary & Plant Services, comprising seven support service departments. He directs human, physical, and financial resources in support of the academic, research and public service programs and the objectives of the University. The division employs over 700 FTEs and 250 students.

As Interim Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning, Gary will be responsible for policy development and management of the campus operating and capital budgets, capital planning, land-use planning, facilities design and construction, real estate development, audit and management advisory services, and administrative records.

Gary has a distinguished career of over 30 years in higher education and is ideally suited for the RM&P responsibilities. Among his many executive leadership roles at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he served as Special Assistant to the University President and as Assistant Vice President directing the campus-wide physical plant that included the 500-bed University hospital, facilities design and construction, energy management and planning, human resources, and student affairs residential operations. He also has served in numerous leadership positions focusing on University governance, indicative of his ability to collaborate across organizational areas, to develop and sustain new approaches to challenging situations, to engage and encourage diverse perspectives and effectively to implement organizational change.

Gary holds a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on Policy Administration and Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.

We are grateful for Gary's willingness to serve in this interim capacity while a national search is conducted for a new Vice Chancellor.

Marye Anne Fox