University of California, San Diego
December 14, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
After six years of distinguished service, Rebecca Newman has decided to leave her position as Associate Vice Chancellor, Development. While her official departure date is February 1, 2008, Becky's last day in the office will be January 11, 2008.
Becky has been a valued colleague during her tenure at UC San Diego and will be greatly missed. She joined UCSD in 2001 as a Consultant to assist in the completion of the Cancer Center Capital Campaign. In 2002, Becky moved to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Development, leading the Development operations of the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, two hospitals, the Cancer Center, the Cardiovascular Center, the Shiley Eye Center, numerous organized research units and clinical programs.
Building on her success in Health Sciences, she moved to her current role as Associate Vice Chancellor, University Development in 2005. In this position, she has full oversight for all campus development activities, including the continuation and completion of the billion dollar "Imagine What's Next" advancement campaign. She personally crafted sustainable relationships with some of the university's most generous donors, made significant improvements in communication and response to the Chancellor, Deans, and Vice Chancellors, and provided inspired direction and unwavering support for staff and volunteers working in Development.
Becky's leadership has had a significant positive impact on the campus and San Diego community and will continue to do so for many years to come. Please join me in expressing sincere appreciation to Becky for her outstanding leadership in UCSD's Development operations and wishing her well in her new position as Vice President Development and Institute Relations at the Salk Institute.