Appointment of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

To: UCSC Community

From: Acting Chancellor Blumenthal and Campus Provost/EVC Kliger

We are delighted to announce that Felicia E. McGinty has agreed to join the UC Santa Cruz leadership team as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Regent's approval for her appointment has been finalized, and we expect to welcome her to campus in early September.

Felicia has a distinguished background in admissions, recruitment, student engagement, and many other aspects of student affairs. Most recently, she has served as the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement at Pennsylvania State University-University Park. In that position, she provided leadership for a comprehensive division of Student Affairs which employed 385 staff and operated with a $40 million budget. She was directly responsible for the areas of Counseling and Psychological Services, Judicial Affairs, the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Center for Student Engagement, New Student Programs, and Off Campus Living, Adult Learners, and Special Populations.

The following press release is being distributed today by our Public Information Office, providing more details about Felicia's impressive credentials:

After Felicia's arrival, you can reach her by contacting the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 459-2474 or by sending email to Executive Assistant Karen Turinia at Felicia's office will be in Kerr 221.

We would like to thank the selection committee chaired by William Ladusaw, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education. The committee conducted a national search for this critical position, and Felicia's appointment is the result of their dedicated efforts.

We are also very grateful for the leadership that Acting Vice Chancellor Jean Marie Scott provided over the last year to the Division of Student Affairs. Her integrity and unwavering commitment were of utmost importance to the campus as she guided the division during this critical transition period. We are also extremely pleased that Jean Marie will continue to serve the campus as Associate Vice Chancellor of Colleges and University Housing Services.

Please join us in thanking Jean Marie Scott and welcoming our new colleague, Felicia McGinty.