Carl Walsh appointed as interim leader for UC-Santa Cruz Extension

To: The Campus Community

From: George R. Blumenthal, Acting Chancellor, and David S. Kliger, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Carl E. Walsh to provide administrative leadership for UC Santa Cruz Extension on an interim basis effective immediately. Walsh will include oversight for this program within his role as Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives. The appointment fills a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Cathy Sandeen, who has accepted a similar position at UCLA. A national search for a permanent replacement will begin soon.

As Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives, Walsh already oversees other elements of UCSC's research and academic initiatives in Silicon Valley, including the University Affiliated Research Center, a $330-million, ten-year contract with NASA/Ames Research Center, and the Bio-Info-Nano Research Development Institute (BIN-RDI). Walsh is spearheading campus efforts to expand academic programs in Silicon Valley and is leading the planning group that is evaluating the potential for a UCSC professional school of management.

A professor of economics at UCSC since 1987, Walsh conducts research on issues in monetary economics and monetary policy, including the effects of institutional reforms on monetary policy and the channels of monetary policy. He earned his Ph.D. in economics and his B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

William A. Ladusaw, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, will assume responsibility for UCSC's Summer Session, previously headed by Sandeen. A professor of linguistics, Ladusaw joined UCSC in 1984. He has served as department chair and provost of Cowell College, in addition to many other leadership roles.