Search Advisory Committee for Dean of the Graduate Division

June 13, 2012


Dear Colleagues:

In my campus memo of February 24, 2012, I shared with you that after seven years of extraordinary leadership as Dean of our Graduate Division, Professor Gale Morrison has decided to retire. Professor Carol Genetti has graciously agreed to serve as Acting Dean, effective June 30, 2012.

Following consultation with our Academic Senate and Executive Vice Chancellor Gene Lucas, I have formed a search advisory committee to identify candidates for the position of Graduate Division Dean. Dr. Michael Witherell, Vice Chancellor for Research, has graciously agreed to chair this important committee, and the members are listed below. We want to express our appreciation in advance to all of our search advisory committee members for their willingness to contribute their valuable time and wisdom to benefit our campus.


Henry T. Yang

Search Advisory Committee for Dean of the Graduate Division

Michael Witherell, Chair; Vice Chancellor, Research
Adebisi Agboola, Professor, Mathematics
Elizabeth Belding, Professor and Vice Chair, Computer Science
Sharon Farmer, Professor, History
Bruce Kendall, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Pei-te Lien, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Political Science
Medina Price, Graduate Advisor, Mathematics
Laura Romo, Associate Professor, Education; Director, Chicano Studies Institute
Associated Students representative (TBA)
Graduate Students Association representative (TBA)

Ex officio:
Ricardo AlcaĆ­no, Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance