Nominations Solicited for Acting Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs
Dear UC Davis Community, I am seeking nominations and letters of interest for an experienced academic leader from within UC Davis to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs. As you may know, Vice Chancellor Fred Wood, who has admirably served UC Davis for more than a quarter century, has accepted the Chancellor’s position at the University of Minnesota – Crookston, effective July 2, 2012. We must move swiftly to ensure continuity of leadership in Student Affairs. Therefore, I ask that nominations be forwarded to me by June 4, 2012, so that I may submit an item to the Regents for approval of a one-year interim appointment while we conduct a national recruitment for a permanent replacement. This position reports directly to me and will serve as a member of the Council of Deans and Vice Chancellors during the interim appointment. I am seeking an individual who is a member of the campus’s Academic Senate with demonstrated accomplishment in academic leadership and management in student-related positions; excellent management, organizational, planning, supervisory and problem-solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of budgeting, financial controls, and fiscal accountability; knowledge of student development theory and student concerns, challenges, interests and issues; ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with faculty, staff, students, the media, and the broader community; and the ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences. The position requires a minimum of five years of academic administrative experience. With the assistance of an advisory committee composed of student, faculty and administration representatives, we will review the nominations and letters of interest submitted. Our goal will be to fill the Interim Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs position by July 2, 2012. Nominations and letters of interest should be submitted to Linda Fairfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance in recruiting this critical position.
Sincerely, Linda P.B. Katehi Chancellor