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October 16, 2006

What’s new this academic year? This Week@UCSD is taking a quick look at what’s in store for different areas of campus. Here is a short list of new appointments, transfers and promotions announced during the past few months for key administrative and academic positions.

Vice Chancellors:

  • David N. Bailey became Interim Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and Interim Dean of the School of Medicine on Oct. 1. Bailey served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and stepped in after Vice Chancellor Ed Holmes left for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore and the National University of Singapore. A national search is under way for a permanent vice chancellor and dean. Click here to read a Q&A with former Vice Chancellor Ed Holmes about his tenure at UCSD.
    Keith Brant
  • Keith E. Brant became Vice Chancellor for External Relations on Sept. 1. Brant, formerly UCLA's Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations and executive director of the UCLA Alumni Association, is working to attract private financial support to the university, strengthen UCSD’s relationships with alumni and other supporters, and build UCSD’s reputation in the region and beyond. Click here to read a Q&A with Brant. More >>
  • Senior Vice Chancellor Marsha Chandler announced that she will be stepping down from her position at the end of this academic year. She served in that position since coming to UCSD in 1997. Chandler, who is a professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the department of political science, will remain on the UCSD faculty. A national search will be initiated this fall for her successor.
    Arthur Ellis
  • Arthur B. Ellis joined UCSD on Sept. 1 as the Vice Chancellor for Research. Ellis comes to UCSD from the National Science Foundation, where he served as the director for the Division of Chemistry. He is an internationally recognized chemist and is widely known for his leadership in advancing the mission of research in the university to create and communicate new knowledge. More >>
    A.D.J. Tony Haymet
  • A.D.J. "Tony" Haymet became Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Dean of the Graduate School of Marine Sciences on Sept. 12. Haymet is a highly distinguished researcher who comes to UCSD from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Haymet replaces Charles Kennel, who will lead UCSD’s Environment and Sustainability Initiative. More >>
  • John Woods, Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning, announced his retirement effective Dec. 31. He began his career at UCSD as Associate Vice Chancellor for Resource Management in 1982 and has served in his current capacity since 1993. A national search will be conducted for his successor.

Other positions:

Kim Barrett
  • Kim Barrett became Dean of Graduate Studies on Sept. 1. Barrett is an internationally recognized physiologist, well known for her research in gastrointestinal epithelial transport and function. She joined the UCSD School of Medicine faculty in 1985. More >>
    Glynda Davis
  • Glynda J. Davis of the Student Affairs Office in the Jacobs School of Engineering has joined the UCSD Chancellor’s Office staff as director of Campus Diversity Initiatives. Davis works with Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Jorge Huerta developing and implementing diversity activities to benefit campus students, faculty, and staff. More >>
    Shu Chien
  • Shu Chien has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Chien, director of the UCSD Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering and former chair of the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, is a world leader in understanding how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. More >>
    Lawrence S.B. Goldstein
  • Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, professor in the department of cellular & molecular medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been named director of the UCSD’s Stem Cell Program.
    More >>

    Tom Leet
  • Tom Leet has been appointed as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. Leet has more than 25 years of higher education human resources management experience, including 10 years at Purdue University and 15 years at UCSD.
    More >>

    John Orcutt
  • John Orcutt has been appointed as Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Research Relations and director of Research Innovation Initiatives. The appointment is a new position within the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research designed to strengthen UCSD’s efforts to secure funding for the university’s research priorities. More >>
  • Gary Ratcliff was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Life, effective July 1, 2006. He had served in that position for 11 months before the appointment. He has 22 years of experience working in student life programs on several campuses. 
    Susan Shirk
  • Susan Shirk, a professor of political science in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and a globally respected scholar of Chinese politics and foreign policy, has been named director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, the UC systemwide foreign policy think tank based at UCSD. More >>
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