Leadership for Silicon Valley initiatives

To: UC Santa Cruz Academic and Staff Employees

From: David Kliger, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

In November of 2007, I had the pleasure of appointing Professor Joseph Miller to the position of Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives. Now, after more than 40 years of service to UC Santa Cruz as professor, astronomer, director of UCO/Lick Observatories, and most recently as vice provost, Professor Miller made the decision to retire at the end of February. During his tenure as vice provost, he has provided excellent leadership in Silicon Valley and has advanced UCSC activities in a number of areas. I particularly want to acknowledge his outstanding endeavors in the development of the NASA Research Park. He is responsible for the cornerstone partnerships required for the project's success.

I am pleased to announce that Professor Martin Chemers and Professor Margaret Delaney have agreed to jointly take on the role of Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives, each assuming a 50 percent time position. While exact duties are still to be defined, Professor Chemers' portfolio includes government relations, development, and the NASA Research Park, and liaison with the divisional deans. Professor Delaney will oversee the University Affiliated Research Center and the Advanced Studies Laboratory, including the Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute, and serve as liaison with the Academic Senate. In addition, they will divide oversight of research and academic activities with Professor Chemers concentrating in the humanities and the social and behavior sciences, and Professor Delaney working with the arts, engineering, and physical and biological sciences. Professor Chemers began his half-time appointment as Vice Provost on March 30, 2009, and Professor Delaney's appointment will be effective July 1, 2009.

Please join me in thanking Professor Miller for his outstanding service to the campus and his many contributions to the Silicon Valley Initiatives.

Further information about the UCSC Silicon Valley Initiatives can be found at: http://svi.ucsc.edu/