TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY
After more than three decades of dedicated service to the University of California at UC Irvine and at UC Santa Barbara, Martie Levy, Director of Capital Development, will be retiring at the end of July.
Please join me in extending our heartfelt thanks to Martie for her leadership and tireless devotion to our campus and our community. Since joining UCSB in 1989, Martie has helped us meet the needs of our campus community and plan for UC Santa Barbara's future. She has conscientiously tracked every State budget and overseen the procurement of capital funds for every new building on campus over the past 21 years, including, most recently, our Davidson Library Addition. The success of our capital construction program is due in large part to Martie's persistence, experience, and savvy. She played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of our campus's last Long Range Development Plan, and has been working closely with our campus and community members on the draft of our next LRDP. Martie was a founding member and inaugural co-president of our campus's Professional Women's Association, and has been intimately involved in Santa Barbara Hillel, serving as President of the Board of Directors twice and as Chair of the Building Committee. We will miss her dearly as a colleague and friend, although we know she will always be a special part of our UCSB family. We wish her the very best in all that lies ahead.
In consultation with academic and administrative colleagues and our search advisory committee for the next Director of Capital Development, and upon the committee's recommendation, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Haines as our Interim Director of Capital Development. Chuck has held a number of positions across campus since 1989, most recently as Director of Business and Financial Planning for Housing and Residential Services. We appreciate his willingness to serve in this important interim position.
I would like to thank the chair of our search advisory committee, Academic Senate Chair Joel Michaelsen, and members Professor Henning Bohn, MLPS Dean Pierre Wiltzius, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher, and Governmental Relations Director Kirsten Deshler for their assistance in ensuring continuity for this critical position, and for the efforts they will be undertaking to help us search for our next Director of Capital Development. I look forward to their recommendations and to a successful conclusion to this search.
Henry T. Yang