December 10, 2009


SUBJECT:    Search Committee for Senior Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce the search committee to identify candidates for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs. Larry Smarr, Director of Calit2 and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and I will co-chair the search. Other members of the Search Committee are:

DAVID A. BRENNER, Vice Chancellor Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine
ROBERT E. CONTINETTI, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
STEPHEN COX, Professor, Department of Literature
CHARLES CURTIS, Professor, Department of Music
ANDREW G. DICKSON, Associate Professor in Residence, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
RONALD GRAHAM, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
CHRISTINE HARRIS, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
SETH LERER, Dean, Division of Arts & Humanities
GARY C. MATTHEWS, Vice Chancellor Resource Management & Planning
NAOMI ORESKES, Provost, Sixth College
JAMES W. POSAKONY, Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
PENNY RUE, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
BRIAN E.C. SCHOTTLAENDER, University Librarian
DEBORAH SPECTOR, Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
MARK H. THIEMENS, Dean, Division of Physical Sciences
ALLAN TIMMERMANN, Professor of Finance
RICSIE HERNANDEZ, Vice President for Student Life, Associated Students
Staff representative, TBD
Graduate Student, TBD

The Committee will conduct an international search with the assistance of Alberto Pimentel and William Gates of Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates of Monterey Park, CA.

We are seeking a strong academic leader who is an accomplished scholar and academic administrator with a proven record of leadership in academic planning and development; commitment to and success in achieving institutional diversity goals; significant experience in establishing collaborative, interdisciplinary initiatives that bring faculty, academic staff and students from multiple disciplines together to creatively address issues affecting teaching and research; strong commitment to shared governance; a record of achievement in working with a diverse academic community; recognized expertise in establishing and strengthening international collaborations; proven track record of success in strategic planning, budgeting and resource management, and faculty recruiting; and an established record of active participation as a creative leader in attaining institutional academic fundraising goals.

I invite you to submit nominations in confidence to me (, co-chair Smarr (, Mr. Pimentel (, or Mr. Gates (

Marye Anne Fox