August 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

In a memo last month, I announced that after six years of dedicated service to our campus, Mark Massari, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, will be departing UC Santa Barbara to take the Deputy Athletics Director position at Oregon State University. I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Mark for his devoted leadership and service to our campus.

I also announced that Dr. Gary Cunningham has kindly agreed to serve as our Interim Director of Athletics, effective August 1, 2014, while we conduct a national search. Gary retired in 2008 after serving 13 years as our campus’s Athletics Director.

I am pleased to announce that a search advisory committee for our next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics has been formed, and that Gene Lucas, former Executive Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, has graciously agreed to serve as chair of the committee. The roster of the committee is listed below.

I thank all those who have been part of the consultation process in the formation of this committee. I am grateful to all our colleagues for their dedication to devote so much of their valuable time and energy to the work of this committee in support of our campus and Gaucho athletics.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee – Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Gene Lucas, Chair, Former Executive Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus

Paula Bruice, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry
Donna Coyne, Associate Director, Admissions Office
Gary Cunningham, Interim and Former Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Brian Escalera, Community Member
Pat Graham, Community Member
Kimia Hashemian, Associated Students Representative
Janis Ingham, Professor Emeritus and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
Todd Lee, Assistant Chancellor, Budget & Planning
Emma Levine, Graduate Students Association Representative
Mark Linehan, UC Santa Barbara Foundation Trustee
DeJanee Moore, Intercollegiate Student-Athlete
Fyl Pincus, Professor, Materials and Physics
Richard Ryu, UC Santa Barbara Foundation Trustee
George Thurlow, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs and Executive Director, UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association
Bill Villa, Former Director of Admissions
Michael Young, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Ex-Officio Representatives:
Ricardo Alcaíno, Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance
Kelly Barsky, Deputy Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrato