Recruitment for campus police chief underway

The search for a new chief of police to lead the UCSC police department is underway.

A representative search committee is engaged and evaluating a broad pool of applicants for the position. Initial screening interviews of highly qualified candidates will take place via Zoom in the coming weeks, and the top ranked candidates from those interviews will be invited for on campus visits and additional interviews.

During the campus visit by these finalists, the campus community will be invited to meet and provide feedback on the candidates via virtual open forums.

The following people are serving on the search advisory committee:

  • Clement Stokes-Hiring Manager and Associate Vice Chancellor of Risk & Safety Services
  • Dave Keller-Committee Chair and Executive Director - Colleges, Housing & Educational Services
  • Garrett Naiman-Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students
  • Alexyss McClellan-Ufugusuku- Graduate Student Association
  • Joe Farrow- UC Davis Chief of Police
  • Judith Estrada- Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer
  • Laura Young- Response Team Coordinator for Title IX and the Director of Prevention & Initial Response for Equity and Equal Protection
  • Lucy Rojas- Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff, Student Affairs and Success
  • Mirjam Kuusik- Staff Advisory Board Member
  • Nancy Kim- Executive Director-Student Resource Centers
  • Natalie Waller- Student Union Assembly
  • Tony Cobb- Associate Vice Chancellor-Physical Planning, Development & Operations
  • Walter Branson- Senior Associate Vice Chancellor - Business and Administrative Services

Questions or comments regarding the search can be directed to Committee Chair Dave Keller at