University of California President Mark G. Yudof has named an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the national search for a new chancellor to lead UC San Diego. Sherry Lansing, chair of the Board of Regents and committee member, has appointed five regents to serve.
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, a renowned educator and 2010 National Medal of Science recipient, plans to leave the position in June of next year to return to teaching and research as a distinguished professor of chemistry at the university.
Fox became San Diego’s seventh chancellor in 2004 – the first woman appointed to the position – and set about assembling a diverse senior leadership team on campus. During her tenure, the university and its faculty have continued to garner top national and international recognition for research, teaching, medicine and artistic achievement.
"As Marye Anne Fox demonstrated in adding striking breadth and depth to the university's already sterling reputation, strong leadership is essential to quality," said President Yudof.
The members of the search advisory committee for Fox’s replacement include:
The committee's first meeting will be held Oct. 28 at UC San Diego, where committee members and invited guests will meet in closed session to gather ideas and comments relevant to the search. The daylong forum will include remarks by President Yudof, followed by separate sessions with various campus constituency groups. The president and committee members also will participate in a luncheon with alumni, donors and community leaders.
The advisory committee will be involved in recruiting, screening and conducting interviews with candidates for the position. The committee's work will be scheduled so that candidates can be presented to President Yudof for consideration and a recommended nominee submitted to the Board of Regents, tentatively by May 2012.
The search will be assisted by Isaacson, Miller (www.imsearch.com/), a firm previously retained by the University of California to assist with campus and medical center searches.
More information about the search from the UC San Diego campus: http://chancellorsearch.ucsd.edu
Copies of the regents' policy on the appointment of chancellors: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/policies/7102.html
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UC San Diego contact: Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff Clare Kristofco, firstname.lastname@example.org.
While it will not be possible to provide responses to any such comments that are received, issues, concerns, and suggestions raised will be shared with the Advisory Committee