New director of Sponsored Projects

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor, Research

I am pleased to announce that after a successful recruitment with a number of strong candidates, Deirdre Beach has been appointed Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, effective Friday, Nov. 9. Deirdre succeeds Kate Aja, who has been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Compliance and Administration.

Deirdre will oversee all management, supervisory, administrative, and operational responsibilities for OSP. With more than 15 years in the Office of Sponsored Projects, most recently as Assistant Director, Deirdre brings extraordinary dedication, enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to this critical research support role. Please join me in welcoming Deirdre to her new position!

Deirdre is located at 3217 Scotts Valley Center and can be reached at or 459-2778.