Professor Margaret Delaney named interim vice chancellor, Planning and Budget

To: Staff and academic employees

From: Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger

I am delighted to announce that Margaret L. (Peggy) Delaney has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor for Planning and Budget, subject to Regental approval for the interim appointment. She succeeds Meredith Michaels, who has been named vice chancellor, Planning and Budget at University of California, Irvine, beginning August 17.

Professor Delaney brings a vast amount of administrative experience to this vital position, having served as interim campus provost and executive vice chancellor in 2004-2005. Most recently, she was co-vice provost for UCSC's Silicon Valley Initiatives. Earlier, she served as chair of the Ocean Sciences Department and vice chair of the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate.

Professor Delaney joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in 1983 and currently is a professor of ocean sciences. She has received several awards for innovation and excellence in teaching, including the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists. She chaired the scientific advisory committee for the $115 million National Science Foundation-funded retrofitting of the JOIDES Resolution, a 470-foot ocean-going research drilling vessel.

Professor Delaney earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology /Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. She earned a B.S. (summa cum laude with distinction) in chemistry from Yale University.

Meredith will serve as UCI's chief financial officer, managing five campus units including Academic Budget, Budget Office, Campus Asset Management, Capital Planning and Institutional Research.

I want to thank her for her nine years of distinguished service at a critical time in UCSC's history. Meredith joined the campus in 2000, after 14 years at UC Office of the President. She has contributed enormous energy and insight as she oversaw UCSC's financial planning and budgetary operations, facilities planning and capital budgets, and institutional research and analysis. We will miss her spirit, drive, and inestimable skills.