Search Advisory Committee for Dean, Graduate Division

April 24, 2006


Dear Colleagues:

In my campus memo of July 11, 2005, I shared with you the news that after 16 years of extraordinary leadership as dean of our Graduate Division, Professor Charles Li had decided to return full-time to research and teaching in our Department of Linguistics. Professor Gale Morrison has graciously agreed to serve as Acting Dean since September 15, 2005.

Following consultation with the Academic Senate and Executive Vice Chancellor Gene Lucas, a Search Advisory Committee has been formed to identify candidates for the position of Dean, Graduate Division. Dr. Steven Gaines, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Director of the Marine Science Institute, and formerly the Acting Vice Chancellor, Research, has graciously agreed to chair this important committee. Members of the Search Advisory Committee are listed below. We want to express our appreciation in advance to the members of this committee for their willingness to spend their valuable time and wisdom to benefit our campus.

Henry T. Yang

Search Advisory Committee for Dean, Graduate Division

Steven Gaines, Chair (Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology; Director, Marine Science Institute)
Joseph Bishop (Graduate Students Association Vice President – External Relations; Graduate Students Association Representative)
Carl Gutierrez-Jones (Professor and Chair, English)
Laura Haston (Assistant Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management; Staff Representative)
Hsiu-Zu Ho (Professor, Education and Psychology)
George Homsy (Professor, Mechanical Engineering)
Claudine Michel (Professor and Chair, Black Studies)
Nicola Spaldin (Associate Professor, Materials)
Galen Stucky (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Janet Walker (Professor, Film Studies)

Consultant to the Committee
Joseph Castro (Executive Director, Office of Academic Preparation and Equal Opportunity)