February 25, 2016

Dear Members of our Campus Community:

In follow-up to my memo of February 19, I am writing to update you on the formation of the search advisory committee for our next Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Arthur Gossard, Research Professor of Materials and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has graciously agreed to chair this committee. The committee membership is listed below.

I thank all those who have been part of the consultation process in the formation of this committee. I also thank our committee members and chair in advance for their commitment of time, wisdom, and expertise to help our campus with this important task.


Henry T. Yang


Search Advisory Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Research
Arthur Gossard, Chair, Research Professor, Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Chair, Academic Senate; Professor, Sociology
Cynthia Brown, Professor, French and Italian
Frank Davis, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management; Director, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Scott Grafton, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Co-Director, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies
Craig Hawker, Heeger Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor, Materials and Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director and Clarke Professor, California NanoSystems Institute
Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Harry Nelson, Professor, Physics
Tresa Pollock, Chair and Alcoa Professor, Materials
Laura Romo, Professor, Education Monica Solorzano, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations
Jeffrey Stewart, Chair and Professor, Black Studies
Galen Stucky, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Stuart Sweeney, Professor, Geography; Director, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research
Chuck Wolfe, Professor, Film and Media Studies
Associated Students Representative, TBD
Graduate Students Association, TBD

Ex Officio:
Ricardo AlcaĆ­no, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention