University of California, San Diego
April 6, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (Including UCSD Medical Center)
Rogers Davis has informed me of his decision to retire from his position as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources effective September 30, 2006. Rogers' contributions have had a profound impact on UCSD since he was hired in 1993 and he will be greatly missed.
Under Rogers' leadership the Principles of Community were developed and Human Resources evolved to include new employee relations and quality of worklife functions, helping to sustain UCSD as the workplace of choice in San Diego. He was very successful in building bridges to the community and forging partnerships on numerous initiatives aimed at improving the diversity of the workforce. He directed the development of many labor saving web-based applications and led Human Resources' efforts as the pilot department chosen to launch the Blink web portal. Rogers led benchmarking efforts, both within the UC system and with external universities to ensure UCSD's Human Resources policies, programs and services remained progressive and effective. He implemented recommendations of the Staff Retention and Support Steering Committee which included initiatives focused on improving UCSD's ability to recruit and retain the best workforce possible. In addition to his contributions here at UCSD, Rogers was also active in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and was nationally recognized for his leadership when he received their Distinguished Service Award.
Through his words and actions, Rogers brought the Human Resources department vision to reality by valuing people, maximizing employee potential, and exceeding customer expectations. UCSD is indeed fortunate to have benefited from his leadership. I know the campus joins me in expressing our sincere gratitude to Rogers for his many contributions over the past thirteen years and wishing him a wonderful retirement.
Over the next several months, we will be working to ensure a smooth transition and have initiated a national search for the next Assistant Vice Chancellor-Human Resources.