Following a national search, Erick Villalobos has been named director of Transportation Services at UC San Francisco. His appointment is effective immediately.
“I am delighted by the appointment of Erick and know that UCSF will benefit from his commitment to customer service, skills in leadership, knowledge of the trade, command of budgets, and, in particular, his passion for the role Transportation Services plays in making life better here at UCSF - for faculty, students, staff, patients, and visitors,” said Clare Shinnerl, associate vice chancellor of Campus Life Services.
In his new role, Villalobos will oversee 180 staff, an annual operating budget of $30 million and $150 million in assets, and one of the most complex shuttle and parking operations in higher education.
“I am very thankful to have the opportunity to lead a wonderful group of diverse and dedicated employees who work extremely hard to ‘make life better here’ for all our customers,” Villalobos said.
Villalobos began his career at UCSF in 1989 as a parking cashier. In 1998, he transitioned into administration and soon thereafter into management, first as a parking operations manager in 2001 and then as security manager with the UCSF Police Department in 2006. In 2012, Villalobos became the associate director of Transportation Services.
This year, Kevin Cox, who had been UCSF’s director of Transportation Services since 2007, requested a change in responsibilities. He agreed to stay with the University to ensure a smooth transition and take on special transportation-related projects in his new appointment as senior advisor. To replace Cox, Villalobos was named interim director in July.
“I am grateful to UCSF for providing me with opportunities for personal and career growth over the years and very thankful to have worked for outstanding mentors like previous directors Jon Gledhill and Kevin Cox,” Villalobos said.
Villalobos has an MBA in Finance from Notre Dame de Namur University, as well as bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science. He holds a variety of licenses and certifications in transportation and is fluent in Spanish.
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