UCSF to Host Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Qualities of Next Chancellor

Faculty, Staff, Students Can Offer Ideas at Four Locations

March 05, 2014

Members of the UCSF community are invited to share their ideas on the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the next chancellor during town hall meetings on Monday, March 10.

The town halls will be held in the following locations:

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Parnassus campus —Toland Hall
  • 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Bay campus, Genentech Hall —Byers Auditorium
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m. at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center—Carr Auditorium
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel Heights Auditorium.

Please note that these events are open to the entire campus community. Seating is limited in the venues described above.

Those who are unable to attend a town hall or would like to share confidential comments or nominations in advance of March 10, please send an email to ucsfchancellorsearch@ucop.edu

UC President Janet Napolitano appointed UCSF School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to serve as interim chancellor after Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, announced that she would step down as chancellor at the end of March, to become CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

UCSF is now engaged in a national search for a new chancellor to lead the University.

UCSF’s Daniel Lowenstein, MD, who chairs the faculty subcommittee, wants to give members of the campus community an opportunity to be heard.

“We are eager to learn from faculty, staff, and students as we seek to find the most qualified person to serve as our leader in the years ahead,” said Lowenstein, professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine.

More information pertaining to the search is accessible at http://www.ucsf.edu/chancellorsearch.