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

February 19, 2015
Leadership

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...

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February 11, 2015
Leadership

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Theresa O’Lonergan, PhD, MA, as UCSF’s next Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO). Terri’s appointment is effective March 1, 2015, and she will report directly to me, as well as to Sheryl Vacca, Senior Vice President – Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services in the Office of the President. Her office will be based at Laurel Heights.

The position of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer is a critical role for UCSF, providing leadership, direction and oversight for the UCSF Ethics and Compliance Program. In her capacity as CECO, Terri will be responsible for overseeing and implementing key compliance programs that ensure that UCSF fulfills its missions of high-quality research, clinical care and teaching while preventing fraud, abuse, and waste. She will be reaching out to leaders across UCSF to assess needs, risks and issues toward developing sustainable and strategic solutions associated with the challenging and complex nature of regulatory compliance.

Given her extensive background in the field of ethics and compliance, Terri is ideal for this role. She has a diverse career path that includes a leadership position at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, where she had oversight responsibilities for research and ethics in its adult and pediatric research centers. Most recently, Terri was National Director of Research Compliance and Research Integrity Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives – a large national health system that includes community and tertiary care facilities, academic medical centers and insurance carriers. In this function, she built compliance infrastructures...

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