February 2, 2009
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Calfas has been appointed to the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Wellness, effective March 23, 2009. Dr. Calfas reports to the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs and oversees Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Campus Recreation and the Wellness Center.
Dr. Calfas will play two vital roles on the UC San Diego campus: leading the university in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all enrolled students to flourish while developing lifelong wellness self-management skills and overseeing, organizing, and bridging the staffing, programs, and resources among several departments that constitute the Wellness Cluster.
The roles include promotion and expansion of the existing Student Affairs Wellness Initiative, fundraising for and development of a new Student Wellness Center, the transformation of existing departments under her oversight into a more cohesive and collaborative source of holistic wellness services, as well as fostering close collaboration with Academic Affairs and other key campus partners.
Dr. Calfas received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego and her Bachelor of Arts degree, in 1985 from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. She has been a licensed Psychologist in the state of California from 1993 to present.
She has been part of the San Diego State University Faculty as a full Professor and directing the Department of Health Promotion under Student Health Services since 1992. She is an Adjunct Professor and Program Faculty in the Department of Psychology at SDSU and in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU and at UC San Diego from 1990 to present. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health from 2005 to present and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego from 1994 to present.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Karen Calfas as the Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Wellness.