Interim director of Transportation and Parking Services

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Jean Marie Scott, Associate Vice Chancellor, Risk and Safety Services

Associate Director Dan Henderson will serve as interim director of Transportation and Parking Services while we prepare to recruit a new TAPS director.

Henderson (’98 BS, History) joined UC Santa Cruz in August after spending 10 years directing parking and transportation operations for the San Francisco 49ers.

Henderson will take over for Larry Pageler, who is retiring with 35 years of service to the university. Larry’s last day is Jan. 3.

An alumnus of Crown College and graduate of the Environmental Studies department, Larry began his work at UCSC as a student on the Crown Work Crew and as a summer conference custodian. In 1983, he was hired as an environmental planner for a proposed UCSC Research and Development Center, followed by roles within the Institutional Studies and Capital Planning departments of the Office of Finance, Planning, and Administration.

In 1990, Larry was hired as UCSC’s second Transportation Manager, where he led his staff to expand “sustainable transportation” options for the campus, including commuter vanpools, new bike programs and infrastructure, expanded Campus Transit services, and new Santa Cruz Metro Transit District routes serving UCSC locations. Larry has worked on three Long Range Development Plans and numerous other campus planning efforts throughout his career. Under Larry’s stewardship, TAPS successfully secured more than $6 million in external grant funding for campus transportation improvements.Larry has been actively engaged in the University of California system-wide transportation directors group and serves as a leader in the field of sustainable transportation programs.

Please join me in thanking Larry for his many contributions to UC Santa Cruz and in congratulating him on achieving this milestone!