Vice Chancellor of Research

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

From: Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway

In consultation with the search committee for the vice chancellor of research, I have decided to close the search, recraft the job description, and reopen the search in the fall. In the meantime, I will appoint an interim vice chancellor to fill the post beginning July 1, when, as previously announced, Bruce Margon will step down.

I've made this decision after considering the input received by the search committee following the visits by two finalists for the position. Through this process, it became apparent that the expanded job responsibilities, as currently envisioned, are too broad in scope for a single person to fulfill. Over the summer, my staff and I will identify the infrastructure necessary to support the growing mission of our Office of Research and prepare to reopen the search.

Although I am disappointed by this delay, it behooves us to take our time and get this right. Research is one of the University of California's core missions. Our campus's research portfolio is growing, widely recognized for its impact, and enhancing our global reputation—just as the competition for dwindling federal resources heats up. This vice chancellor position is critical to UCSC's future. I appreciate your participation and support.