July 17, 2020


SUBJECT:    Return to Learn Campus Staff Town Hall, Thursday, July 23

In preparing for the Fall 2020 Quarter, we plan to welcome back students, faculty and staff through an incremental repopulation of campus through a program called Return to Learn. We understand that there are many questions surrounding this program and invite you to join us on Thursday, July 23, from 3:004:00 p.m., for a staff virtual town hall, where campus leaders will share updates and address questions related to university operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual staff town hall will feature a Q&A session moderated by Anne Curtis, Director of Staff Education and Development, with the following panelists available to answer questions from staff:

* DISMAS ABELMAN, Emergency Manager, Campus Emergency Management and Business Continuity
* CHERYL ANDERSON, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
* OTIS CROCKETT, Senior Operations Manager, Labor Relations
* BRYCE BESSER, Chair of the UC San Diego Staff Association
* STEPHEN JACKSON, Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
* MARGARET LEINEN, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
* NATASHA MARTIN, D.Phil., Associate Professor of Medicine
* GARY MATTHEWS, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
* PIERRE OUILLET, Chief Financial Officer
* NANCY E. RESNICK, Chief Human Resources Officer
* DANIELLE SCHULTE, Employee Relations Specialist
* ANGELA SCIOSCIA, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Well-Being
* STACY SMITH, Senior Benefits Analyst
* TERRI WINBUSH, Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations

We invite you to submit a question as part of your registration or during the event itself. While we will not be able to address all questions during the event, we will make every effort to do so through an FAQ on the Return to Learn website at

Register for the event at:

We stand with you during this time of great uncertainty, where the situation continues to evolve rapidly. The health and safety of our campus community will continue to be paramount in all university decisions. We hope these discussions will assuage some of your concerns, and we greatly appreciate your patience, flexibility, and resilience.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Nancy E. Resnick
Chief Human Resources Officer