June 11, 2010


SUBJECT:    Retirement of Janice Klippel, Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs (Asst. VC-AA)

Following nearly 32 years of exemplary service to the University of California, San Diego, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Janice Klippel has announced her intention to retire, effective June 18, 2010. Her insight, wise counsel and collegiality will be deeply missed by many across the campus.

In her role as Assistant Vice Chancellor over the past two years, Janice has served as my principal advisor on a wide range of Academic Affairs and campus-wide issues. In addition to providing oversight to the Office of International Affairs and skilled leadership in the implementation of new programs and initiatives, Janice has served as a key liaison to both campus leaders and external constituents, including the Office of the President. At the same time, she has spearheaded efforts in Development, Community Outreach and External Relations. She has played an integral role in efforts to examine the feasibility of the creation of a law school at UC San Diego, in the planning for the 50th Anniversary, and in the development of the graduate fellowship component of the ongoing "Invent the Future: The UCSD Student Support Campaign." She also supplied vital staff support to the Senate-Administration Task Force on the Budget. Furthermore, Janice has provided administrative oversight to the Preuss School and became and ex-officio member of the School's Board of Directors.

Prior to her position in the Senior Vice Chancellor's office, Janice served with distinction as Assistant Dean in the Division of Social Sciences for fifteen years, preceded by twelve years in the department of Chemistry and two years with the Academic Personnel Office. Throughout her career, Janice has been a mentor and advocate for staff. As Assistant Dean of Social Sciences, she developed and piloted the Social Sciences MSO Academy, which evolved into the current campuswide Business Officer Academy, an outstanding professional development program for staff with aspirations to become Business Officers. She is well-respected by her faculty and staff colleagues across the campus. I speak not only for myself, but for many who have had the privilege of working with Janice in extending my deepest gratitude for her outstanding tenure of service to our University.

In light of ongoing budget uncertainties, following Janice's retirement, the Asst. VC-AA position will remain vacant for the duration of my tenure as Senior Vice Chancellor, with current responsibilities distributed among the existing SVCAA leadership team. The Office of International Affairs will report to Associate Vice Chancellor Barbara Sawrey. Gillian Hemingway will assist me with Development and External Relations. Newly appointed Director of Program Planning and Undergraduate Education, Ann Briggs Addo will assume responsibility for administrative oversight of the Preuss School and various special projects currently overseen by Janice, including the Law School Committee, in addition to the duties associated with her new position in replacement of Assistant Vice Chancellor Bonnie Horstmann.

Please join me in congratulating Janice on the occasion of her richly-deserved retirement.

Paul W. Drake
Senior Vice Chancellor