March 19, 2018


SUBJECT:    Appointment of Hemlata Jhaveri as Executive Director, Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Hemlata Jhaveri as Executive Director, Housing, Dining & Hospitality effective April 16, 2018. Ms. Jhaveri will be a member of the Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer's senior management team.

Ms. Jhaveri has twenty years of progressive leadership and management experience with a proven record of commitment to continuously improving the student experience, building strong relationships with faculty and campus partners, new construction and capital projects and food service operations. She began her career at Illinois State University as an Assistant Residence Hall Coordinator and moved up to be an Area Coordinator for University Housing Services. She then served as the Associate Director of Residence Life at California State University, Chico for five years. Ms. Jhaveri then moved to the University of Texas at Austin where she served as the Director of Residence Life for nearly four years as well as the Director, Business Services for one year. Her most recent position at the University of Texas at Austin was Executive Director of University Housing and Dining.

In each of these roles she has designed and delivered innovative programs and services, showed a relentless commitment to top notch facilities and technology, exemplified collaboration with various campus partners and built great teams.

Ms. Jhaveri holds a PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. She holds two master degrees; Master's in Business Administration from Illinois State University and Master's in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.

On behalf of the entire UC San Diego community, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mark Cunningham for his 38 years of dedicated service to UC San Diego. Mark's commitment to our students and to the academic enterprise at large has been unparalleled. His vision of making our campus a vibrant living and learning community is already materializing through transformational projects. I - and many others - will forever remain inspired by his contagious and positive energy.

Please join me in wishing Mark a wonderful next step in his life and in warmly welcoming Hemlata to our community.

Pierre Ouillet
Vice Chancellor and
Chief Financial Officer