Dear Colleagues:

Senior Vice Chancellor John Plotts has informed me that he plans to retire as of June 30, 2015. John has provided the University of California with nearly twenty years of exemplary service, beginning at the UC Office of the President and, since 2010, at UCSF.

His impeccable values and integrity, coupled with his extensive financial and operational experience and in-depth knowledge of the University of California system, equipped him superbly to fulfill and confront the considerable responsibilities and challenges inherent to the position of UCSF senior vice chancellor for finance and administration. He has led profound changes in our UCSF infrastructure that have greatly improved our financial management and integrated key functions of the campus and medical center. In addition, he has been a tireless advocate for UCSF within the university. We will miss his ability to find solutions to the most difficult problems as well as the genuine collegiality and warmth that he exhibits every day.

John always puts the interests of the university and the faculty, students and patients first. He demonstrates remarkable leadership to his organization comprising a diverse portfolio of units: Audit Services, Budget and Resource Management, Campus Life Services, Campus Planning, Capital Programs, Controller’s Office, Human Resources, IT, Procurement, Program Management Office, Real Estate Services, and the UCSF Police Department. These teams provide the foundation upon which we operate, and I am grateful to John for his expertise and strategic management of university resources.

Please join me in thanking John for his devotion and excellent service to UC and our UCSF community as well as wishing him well on his retirement.

A national search for his replacement will begin in the near future.

Sincerely,
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor