Update on CP/EVC recruitment

To: UC Santa Cruz community

From: Paul Koch, chair of the CP/EVC search committee and dean of Physical and Biological Sciences

As chair of the search committee charged with recruiting a campus provost/executive vice chancellor to succeed Alison Galloway, I would like to provide an update on the recruitment. After launching the search in winter quarter and electing to continue developing the pool of applicants in spring quarter, outreach and advertisements for the position are in full swing. Applications are already arriving, and I am delighted to report that the applicant pool is growing.

Your personal outreach to prospective applicants as well as your nominations of highly qualified individuals are welcome and encouraged; please e-mail their names to Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni (ashish@ucsc.edu), search firm consultant Alberto Pimentel (apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com), or me (plkoch@ucsc.edu).

In September, the search committee plans to begin evaluating files. The committee will select eight to 10 applicants for screening interviews. The names of those applicants will remain confidential.

Following that, we expect to identify three or four finalists who will be invited for formal campus visits. During these two-day campus visits (October 13–14, October 17–18, October 20–21, October 24–25, October 27–28), candidates will meet with a variety of stakeholders, including administrative and Academic Senate leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and campus supporters. Although we have tentatively secured five possible visit dates, we will only need three or four.

During the finalist visits, the entire campus community will be invited to attend both a public forum, 10:30–11:30 a.m., in the Stevenson Event Center, on the first day of each visit as well as a scholarly research talk and reception, 3:30–5:00 p.m., in the McHenry Library, on the second day. Please mark your calendars. Other details (candidate names and CVs) will be available on the search website as the visit dates draw closer. Public talks will be recorded and made available after all candidates have visited.

After the visits, the search committee will invite and collect input from the campus community (via a well-publicized online survey), evaluate that input and their own assessments of the candidates, and then submit a report to Chancellor Blumenthal who will decide upon a candidate and negotiate to secure their appointment.

Please contact Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni or me with questions. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Paul Koch

Chair, Search Committee

Dean, Physical and Biological Sciences