June 4, 2013


SUBJECT:    Search Committee for Vice Chancellor – Advancement

With the increasing emphasis on philanthropy to ensure UC San Diego’s continued excellence in teaching, research, service and patient care, I am launching a search for Vice Chancellor - Advancement. The Vice Chancellor will lead our Development initiatives, as well as Alumni and Constituent Engagement, and the UC San Diego Foundation and Advancement Services.

I am very pleased that Julia Brown, UC San Diego Foundation Trustee and former Chair of the Board and Director of Targacept, Inc., has graciously agreed to co-chair the search committee with me. Other committee members include representatives from the donor and alumni communities and our faculty, staff and students. Dennis Barden and Manny Berger of Witt/Kieffer search consulting firm will assist the committee.

A member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the Vice Chancellor – Advancement is the senior fundraising executive for the campus and is responsible for assembling and developing a Development team that will plan and implement a major fundraising campaign to support initiatives identified in the strategic planning process. The Vice Chancellor is President and Trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation and has a fiduciary role in providing direction for a diverse and multifaceted fundraising enterprise that currently raises approximately $135 million per year. The successful candidate will have extensive management experience and will possess a substantial and record of progressive accomplishment in developing strategy and implementing development campaigns that inspire philanthropic support.

Search committee members include:

Julia Brown, Co-Chair of the search committee and UC San Diego Foundation Trustee, former Chair of the Board, and Director, Targacept, Inc.

David Brenner, Vice Chancellor – Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine

Todd Coleman, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Larry Goldstein, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, QUALCOMM, Inc.

Jesse Knight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Gas and Electric Company

Thad Kousser, Associate Professor, Political Science

Jeffrey Krinsk, Co-Founding Attorney, Finkelstein & Krinsk, LLP and UC San Diego Foundation Trustee

Seth Lerer, Dean, Division of Arts & Humanities

Matt Newsome, President of the Board, UC San Diego Alumni Board of Directors, and Vice President & Regional Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Peter Preuss, Chair of the Board, UC San Diego Foundation and President, Preuss Family Foundation, Inc.

Ernest Rady, Executive Chairman, American Assets Trust, and UC San Diego Foundation Trustee

Morgan Richert, President, UC San Diego Student Foundation

Ray Rodriguez, Director, Staff Human Resources

Duane Roth, Chief Executive Officer of CONNECT and former Chair of the Board, UC San Diego Foundation

Marlene Shaver, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Foundation and Advancement Services

Rand Steiger, Professor, Music

Robert Sullivan, Dean, Rady School of Management

Barbara Walter, Professor, International Relations and Pacific Studies

The search committee will begin its work later this month and will continue to review nominations and applications until the position is filled. On behalf of the search committee, I invite you to submit nominations of interested and qualified individuals in confidence to Dennis Barden and Manny Berger ( or to me (

Pradeep K. Khosla