University of California, San Diego
January 17, 2008
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
I am pleased to announce that Gary C. Matthews has accepted the position of Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning at UC San Diego. For the last year, Gary has done an outstanding job as Interim Vice Chancellor for RM&P. His new appointment has been approved by the UC Board of Regents.
As Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning, Gary will be responsible for some of the University’s most critical functions, including: 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.
Prior to serving as Interim Vice Chancellor, Gary provided leadership in the Business Affairs division as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary & Plant Services (February 2002 to present). In this role, he provided executive leadership for UCSD’s Auxiliary & Plant Services, comprising seven support service departments. In this capacity, he directed human, physical, and financial resources in support of the academic, research and public service programs and the objectives of the University.
Gary has a distinguished career of more than 30 years in higher education. He is ideally suited for managing RM&P responsibilities in UC San Diego’s tradition of shared governance. 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, which reflects his expertise in seeking consensus among university constituencies, collaborating across organizational areas, developing and sustaining new approaches to challenging situations, engaging and encouraging diverse perspectives, and effectively implementing organizational change.
Gary holds a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis on Policy Administration and Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
I greatly appreciate Gary’s service as Interim Vice Chancellor and I’m very pleased that he has accepted this new role. I hope you will join me in congratulating Gary as our new Vice Chancellor - Resource Management & Planning.