Tragic incident

To: UCSC Campus Community

From: Chancellor Blumenthal

I am saddened to report that earlier today a UC Santa Cruz University Relations staff member apparently took his own life. The staff member was on paid administrative leave at the time.

The incident remains under investigation by authorities, who are withholding the staff member's identity. We, too, are declining to identify him out of respect for the privacy of family members, coworkers, and others.

I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family, colleagues, and friends of the staff member. This kind of tragedy touches us all in many different ways.

Counseling assistance is being made available to any staff member wishing it. UCSC's Employee Assistance Program is available to any member of the campus community. Information is available at 866-808-6205.