September 26, 2014

Dear Members of our Campus Community:

As I announced to our campus on August 29, after 25 years of outstanding leadership and extraordinary contributions as our Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Michael Young has decided to retire on January 31, 2015.

Following consultation with our Academic Senate, administrative colleagues, staff, and students, I am pleased to announce the formation of a search advisory committee for our next Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to conduct a national search. Professor Cynthia Stohl has graciously agreed to chair this important committee, and the members are listed below.

I would like to express my appreciation in advance to all of our search advisory committee members for their willingness to devote their time, energy, and wisdom to help us fill this critical campus position.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Cynthia Stohl, Chair; Member, Press Council; Professor, Communication

Jonathan Abboud, Alumnus and Former Associated Students President
Katya Armistead, Associate Dean, Student Life & Activities
Edwina Barvosa, Associate Professor, Chicano and Chicana Studies
Glenn Beltz, Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Omer Blaes, Professor, Physics; Vice Chair, Academic Senate
December Brown, Associated Students Senator
Grace Chang, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies
Kathy Foltz, Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Ali Guthy, President, Associated Students
Carl Gutierrez-Jones, Acting Dean, Undergraduate Education; Professor, English
Jason Hopkins, Vice President for Student Affairs, Graduate Students Association
Angela Lau, Internal Vice President, Associated Students
Marisela Marquez, Executive Director, Associated Students
Mike Miller, Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Melvin Oliver, Executive Dean, College of Letters & Science; SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences
Sara Poot-Herrera, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Lisa Przekop, Director, Admissions
Alex Pucher, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Graduate Students Association
Niki Sandoval, Alumna, Alumni Association Board member, and Education Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Vickie Scott, Professor, Theater and Dance; Chair, Academic Senate Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Relations with Schools
Lisa Slavid, Coordinator of Organizational and Performance Management, Housing
Jeffrey Stewart, Chair, Black Studies
Petra Van Koppen, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Consultant to the Committee:
Ricardo AlcaĆ­no, Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance