Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

Announcement of New Vice Chancellor--University Development and Alumni Relations

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Carol L. Moss has been named to the position of vice chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations. Ms. Moss has served as chairman of Institutional Relations and Development at the Cleveland Clinic since 2007.

She joined the Cleveland Clinic as vice chairman in 2002 and had previously assumed increased levels of responsibility at other universities.As a vice chancellor, Ms. Moss will report directly to me. Her start date is October 1, 2009. In addition to assuming the responsibilities previously held by the associate vice chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations, she will assume the development responsibilities of Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce W. Spaulding who will retire in October. In addition to development, Senior Vice Chancellor Spaulding oversees public affairs, community and government relations, campus planning, and real estate. These other duties will be reassigned and the position will not be filled.

Development is a critical component of the University’s operations, with a majority of financial donations funding key research programs and academic positions. For six consecutive years, revenue from private support has surpassed the revenue UCSF receives from state appropriations. Currently, we are raising $600 million to build a new children’s, women’s specialty and cancer hospital complex adjacent to the Mission Bay biomedical campus. This is the first fundraising campaign for the UCSF Medical Center, consistently ranked one of the top 10 hospitals in the country. UCSF also is launching a $150 million campaign to support a nationally preeminent program in integrated neurosciences research.

I know you join me in welcoming Carol to UCSF. Please visit this link to see the complete appointment announcement:


Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H.