University of California, San Diego
February 11, 2008
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
I am pleased to announce that Russ Thackston will continue to serve as Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary and Plant Services while a national search for Gary Matthews' successor is undertaken. As Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary and Plant Services, Russ oversees the Facilities Management department, UCSD Bookstore, Transportation and Parking Services, Early Childhood Education Center, Campus Research Machine Shop, and Imprints Copy Services. Russ has served as the Director of Facilities Management since joining UCSD in 2003. Russ is a very capable manager with 27 years of experience in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of large multi-facility, multi-client complexes, both domestic and overseas.
I am grateful that Russ has agreed to serve in this interim capacity and know he will appreciate your support during this time of transition.