February 26, 2015

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

Our previous Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Thomas Putnam, retired in July 2013 after six years of dedicated service to our campus. Since his retirement, Denise Stephens, our University Librarian, has provided exceptional leadership in launching the Enterprise Technology Services organization created by then-EVC Gene Lucas, following the recommendations of the Gartner Group. We are grateful for her ongoing work in this demanding and important role.

Following consultation with EVC David Marshall, our Academic Senate, and other members of our campus community, I am pleased to announce that we have now formed a search advisory committee for our next Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, who will lead our Enterprise Technology Services.

Dean Pierre Wiltzius has graciously agreed to serve as the chair of our search advisory committee. The members of the committee are listed below. We appreciate their willingness to devote their valuable time, energy, and wisdom to help our campus conduct a national search for this important position.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee for Associate Vice Chancellor for Information
Technology and Chief Information Officer

Pierre Wiltzius, Chair, Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science and Professor of
Rod Alferness, Richard A. Auhll Professor and Dean of Engineering
Leesa Beck, Staff Representative; University Registrar
Cherie Briggs, Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Nick Brown, Associated Students Representative; ASUCSB Chief Technology Officer
Richard Duran, Professor, Education
James Frew, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and
Carol Genetti, Dean of Graduate Division and Professor of Linguistics
Chuck Haines, Director of Capital Development, Office of Budget & Planning
Richard Kip, Assistant Dean for Academic Technology, College of Letters & Science
Pam Lombardo, Acting Associate Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services
John Longbrake, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Communications
Peter Rupert, Professor and Chair, Economics
Rachel Spratt, Graduate Students Association Representative; Department of Earth
Mia White, Assistant Professor, Black Studies

Ex Officio:
Ricardo AlcaĆ­no, Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual
Harassment/Title IX Compliance
Elise Meyer, Director of Business Operations and Planning, Enterprise Technology