June 29, 2016

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

After more than 28 years of dedicated service to our university, including 15 years of outstanding leadership of our Office of Budget and Planning and our recently formed control point of Finance and Resource Management, overseeing Budget and Planning as well as Business and Financial Services, Todd Lee has expressed his wish to retire at the end of this month.

I am honored to have this opportunity to thank Assistant Chancellor Lee for his tremendous dedication to UC Santa Barbara, and for his countless contributions over the years to the wise and prudent management of our campus’s financial affairs. He has helped us to make efficient and effective use of our resources while planning thoughtfully for the future, ensuring the strength and long-term stability of our fiscal foundation. We are forever grateful for his guidance and leadership during challenging budgetary times, for his contributions to our Long Range Development Plan and Capital Financial Plan, and most of all for his unwavering commitment to our mission and our academic community, working collaboratively with colleagues across the campus to support and advance our campus’s preeminent world-class stature.

We will form a search advisory committee for this important position shortly, in consultation with our Academic Senate and administrative colleagues. In the interim, I am pleased to announce that Chuck Haines has graciously agreed to serve as Acting Assistant Chancellor, effective July 1, 2016. Chuck joined our Budget Office as Director of Capital Development in 2010, following 22 years in our Office of Housing and Residential Services, where he served as Resource Planning Coordinator and Director of Business and Financial Planning. He brings valuable knowledge and experience as well as dedication to this role. We appreciate Chuck’s willingness to take on the responsibilities of this critical acting position.

Please join me in congratulating Todd, and in extending our sincere thanks for his deep and sustained devotion to our university. We will miss him tremendously, but wish him the very best in all that lies ahead.


Henry T. Yang