August 29, 2005


Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Bean as our new chief of police, effective immediately.

Chief Bean has been serving as acting chief of police for the UCSB Police Department since 2003. He has a distinguished 30-year career on the force, first joining our police department as an officer in 1975 and advancing through the ranks as sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief of police.

He has consistently demonstrated not only a deep insight into the principles of community-oriented policing, but also a sincere commitment to their practice within a diverse university campus and adjacent community. His very high standard of professionalism and long-term dedicated performance make him an ideal choice for this important leadership position.

I extend my sincere thanks to Professor Joel Michaelsen, chair of our search advisory committee, and to each of the committee members listed below for their hard work and wise counsel throughout this process. I would also like to thank Acting Vice Chancellor Donna Carpenter, administrative colleagues, the Academic Senate, and other colleagues who provided input and advice, as well as all of the members of our campus community who took the time to meet with candidates at one of our open forums.

Please join me in offering our warmest congratulations to Chief of Police Bill Bean.


Henry T. Yang

Search Advisory Committee for the Chief of Police
Joel Michaelsen, Chair, Professor, Geography; Vice Chair, Academic Senate
Charlene Chew-Ogi, Director, Office of Residential Life, Housing & Residential Services
Paul Desruisseaux, Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs
Sarah Fenstermaker, Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies
Howard Giles, Professor, Communication; Director, Center on Police Practices and Community; Reserve Police Officer, Santa Barbara Police Department
Kohl Gill, Graduate Students Association Representative
Jared Goldschen, Resident Halls Association Representative
David Gonzales, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Physical Facilities, Transportation & Parking Services
Yonie Harris, Dean of Students
Carol Mosely, Rape Prevention Education Program Coordinator, Women’s Center
Jared Renfro, Associated Students External-Vice President (Local Affairs)
Wanda Lynn Riley, Audit and Advisory Services
Richard Watts, Professor, Chemistry; Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Long-Range Planning

Consultant to the Committee:
Joe Castro (Coordinator, Affirmative Action Office)