Change in Leadership for Silicon Valley Initiatives

To: UCSC Academic and Staff Employees

From: Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger

It is with great appreciation that I announce the retirement of Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives Martin Chemers, effective March 1, 2010. Marty has served the campus for 15 years, as professor of psychology and in a number of administrative roles; first as dean of social sciences, later as Acting Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, then as Acting Chancellor, department chair, and most recently in his role as Vice Provost of Silicon Valley Initiatives. His contributions to the campus have been invaluable. I want to thank Marty for his 15 years of distinguished service to the campus.

I am delighted to announce that Vice Chancellor for Research Bruce Margon has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives while we search for Marty's permanent successor. Vice Chancellor Margon will continue his duties as Vice Chancellor for Research while overseeing UCSC's programs and partnerships in Silicon Valley, including the University Affiliated Research Center, Advanced Studies Laboratories, Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute, and innovative educational partnerships.

The campus has begun an on-campus search for a permanent Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives, with appointment expected later this year.