April 3, 2015


SUBJECT:    Resignation of Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Business & Fiscal Affairs Ron Espiritu

After more than 20 years of outstanding leadership with UC San Diego Health Sciences, Ron Espiritu, associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Business and Fiscal Affairs, will be leaving at the end of June to become the senior director for Medical School Operations at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Washington, DC.

In his new role at AAMC, Ron will be responsible for leading programs and developing resources and scholarships to strengthen the operational capacity of AAMC member medical schools. He will be a member of the Academic Affairs senior staff and participate in the association's senior director group. Ron will play a key role in developing new medical school data analyses and products; coordinating the production of resources that support medical school administration; and ensuring effective and efficient delivery of related Academic Affairs service programs.

As associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Business and Fiscal Affairs, Ron oversaw the central business offices for Health Sciences and was involved with workforce, operations and finance initiatives. His extensive involvement in process redesign and funds flow has led to the launch of many ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and business practices within UC San Diego Health Sciences. Ron is a remarkably effective administrator. He was able to navigate the intricacies of the University of California bureaucracy to advance the mission and vision of UC San Diego. Many of our accomplishments in Health Sciences are a direct result of Ron's expertise and perseverance.

For more than 30 years, Ron has been a member of the UC San Diego community and is an alumnus as well. He is an innovative and results-oriented leader who thrives in highly complex, fluid and resource constrained environments, while remaining pragmatic and focused. We thank Ron for his support, outstanding work and many contributions and are confident that he will be outrageously successful in his new position at the AAMC.

David A. Brenner, MD
Vice Chancellor -
Health Sciences