University of California, San Diego


March 2, 2007


SUBJECT:    Search Committee for Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce the search committee to identify candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor–Student Affairs. Gabriele Wienhausen, Provost of Sixth College, and I will co-chair the search. Other members of the Search Committee are:

NEETU BALRAM, Associated Students Representative
AMY BRIDGES, Professor, Political Science
MARK P. CUNNINGHAM, Director, Housing and Dining Services
MODESTA DIEGO, Student Affirmative Action Committee Representative
EARL EDWARDS, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
PAMELA FRUGE, Management Services Officer, Education Studies
ANNA GANDOLFI, Staff Association representative
HUGO GARCIA, 2002 Graduate, UCSD Alumni Association
REINA JUAREZ, Director, Psychological and Counseling Services
HARRY KHANNA, Associated Students representative
DAVID S. LUFT, Professor, History
DEBBIE MCGRAW, Assistant Vice Chancellor–Academic Affairs
AARON PARKER, Graduate Student Association Representative
CAROL PLANTAMURA, Professor, Music
KEVIN B. QUEST, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
VIVIAN M. REZNIK, Associate Dean / Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
BARBARA A. SAWREY, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry & Biochemistry
CHRISTOPHER SHOLLEY, Associated Students Representative
STACIE SPECTOR, Associate Vice Chancellor–University Communications
BRIAN WALSH, 1989 Graduate, UCSD Alumni Association
EDWINA WELCH, Director, Cross-Cultural Center
PAUL K. YU, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The successful candidate will be an experienced student affairs leader with a demonstrated record of achievement, particularly in the area of improving student life and the student experience. We are seeking an accomplished administrator who has demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic planning, management of change and administration of fiscal, physical and human resources. The Vice Chancellor needs strong communication skills and a record of commitment to shared governance. He/she must have a proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and with all members of the academic and campus-wide communities. The best candidates will have a commitment to and a demonstrated record of success in achieving institutional goals that facilitate the removal of barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented. We seek an innovative leader with significant experience in establishing collaborative initiatives that bring students, administrators, faculty and staff from multiple departments together to creatively study and identify avenues to address issues. The VCSA will have an established record of active participation to assist the institution in achieving its fundraising goals.

I invite you to submit nominations in confidence to me (chancellor@ucsd.edu), co-chair Wienhausen (gwienhausen@ucsd.edu) or managing director Albert Pimentel of Edward W. Kelley & Partners (Alberto.Pimentel@wekp.com).

Marye Anne Fox