OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR -
June 18, 2014
We are delighted to announce that following an extensive national search, Dr. Juan Gonzalez has been appointed Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs, effective September 1, 2014.
Dr. Gonzalez has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at a number of prestigious universities over a 22-year period, including California State University, San Bernardino; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Georgetown University; Arizona State University; and, most recently, at the University of Texas at Austin, which has a student population of more than 50,000.
At UT Austin, Dr. Gonzalez oversaw an annual operating budget of over $100 million and the annual distribution of nearly $600 million in financial aid, in addition to a $125 million capital budget. He has also developed numerous innovative programs and activities throughout his career aimed at improving the overall student experience. The early intervention programs he created have resulted in higher retention and graduation rates, reducing time-to-degree and educational costs for students and the university. As a first-generation college graduate, he is committed to expanding college access, opportunity and success for students.
Dr. Gonzalez is a collaborative, team-oriented leader who forms strong partnerships with students, faculty, staff and administrators, and works collectively to promote student engagement and learning. His leadership philosophy aligns well with UC San Diego’s vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
Dr. Gonzalez received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his M.A. in Bilingual-Bicultural Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his B.A. in Latin-American Studies from Texas Tech University.
We sincerely thank members of the search committee, which was co-chaired by Frances Contreras, for their extraordinary efforts to conduct this national search. We also appreciate the input from members of the campus community who attended the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs candidate forums.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gonzalez to UC San Diego.