Two appointments to key leadership positions

To: UCSC Community

From: Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway

I am pleased to announce two appointments to key leadership positions.

First, Herbert Lee, professor of applied math and statistics, has been named interim vice provost for academic affairs (VPAA) and campus diversity officer for faculty (CDO-faculty). As VPAA, Lee is responsible for campus academic administration and planning, the review of academic programs and development of new programs, associated resource allocation, and academic personnel policy. As CDO-faculty, he will help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

A member of the UCSC faculty since 2002, Lee earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.S. from Yale University. His research interests include Bayesian statistics, computer simulation experiments, inverse problems, spatial statistics, and neural networks. I look forward to working closely with VPAA Lee as the academic year gets underway. His appointment takes effect Monday, September 20. A search for a permanent VPAA will be conducted this academic year.

Second, Lynda Rogers has been named dean of UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley. This term appointment marks an important milestone as UCSC Extension emerges from a three-year restructuring and the campus prepares to launch a national search for a permanent dean.

Since 2007, Rogers has served as assistant vice provost for UCSC Extension and Academic Affairs. She was formerly the assistant vice provost of Silicon Valley Initiatives and executive director of the UC Online Academy. Rogers is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne. She earned an M.A. in educational administration and an administrative services credential from San Jose State University in 2005, and a B.A. and teaching credential from UCSC in 1988 and 1989, respectively. Her appointment took effect yesterday (Sept. 16).

As one who is intimately familiar with the responsibilities of these positions, I am confident that VPAA Lee and Dean Rogers will provide top-quality leadership. Please join me in congratulating and thanking these highly capable individuals.