Campus Messages

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

EVCP Lowenstein to Step Down

Dear UCSF Community,

I write to announce that Dan Lowenstein, who has served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) since 2015, will step down from that post at the end of the year. I also am pleased to share that he will continue to teach and conduct research at UCSF.

During his tenure as EVCP, Dan has been a reliably enthusiastic and empathetic voice in town halls and through his Expresso newsletter, guiding and comforting our campus community through turbulent times. I am deeply grateful to Dan for his partnership, dedication to our mission, and commitment to social justice issues as well as to the health, wellbeing, and diversity of our campus community.

Dan’s legacy of leadership includes spearheading plans for the transformation of our Parnassus Heights campus, where he first set foot as a resident physician in 1983. Throughout his tenure, Dan has exemplified our PRIDE Values, and I am honored to have served alongside him. You can read more about Dan in this story.

We are beginning the search for our next EVCP immediately. I will chair the search committee, looking to draw a diverse candidate pool from within our own talented faculty or those who have had significant prior experience at UCSF. The position has been posted for internal and external candidates.

I welcome applications and inquiries from those considering this role or who would like more information. For questions or nominations, please contact Meri Scolari, Manager of Executive Recruitment in Human Resources at [email protected].


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor