Campus Messages

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

June 11, 2016

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

As the news of the horrific tragedy in Orlando continues to filter in over the hours and days ahead, I know that our care and compassion are with the victims, their family and friends, members of the LGBT community, and the many other people in Orlando and across our nation whose lives have been forever changed by this unspeakable act of violence.

The event in Orlando, for virtually all of us and at varying levels, threatens our fundamental need to feel safe. This is an especially important time to reach out to our families, friends and colleagues to comfort them and make sure they are getting the help they need. For members of the UCSF community seeking professional assistance, please take advantage of the counseling services provided by the Faculty Staff Assistance Program and Student Health & Counseling.

My hope is that we, as a community devoted to improving the lives of those we serve, remain steadfast in our efforts to work every day for equality, justice, and peace.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

June 7, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that, following a rigorous national search, Paul Jenny has accepted the position of UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, a role critical to supporting the infrastructure that helps advance UCSF’s mission of patient care, education, research, and community service.

Mr. Jenny, current senior vice president of planning and management at the University of Washington (UW), has extensive financial and operational experience, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of a renowned higher education institution, making him extremely well suited for the senior vice chancellor position. This move brings Mr. Jenny back into the University of California fold. He worked from 2004 – 2008 at UC Berkeley, where he served as associate vice chancellor—budget and resource planning and previously as assistant vice chancellor—budget.

Mr. Jenny’s career spans more than twenty years. During his tenure at UW, he has been directly responsible for the financial and business strategies of several areas, including finance modernization, capital building and engineering, administration transformation, and resource allocation modeling. Prior to his years at UC Berkeley, he was at the University of Alaska, the Brookings Institute, and Loyola University New Orleans.

Interim Senior Vice Chancellor Teresa Costantinidis has skillfully guided the financial and administrative services (FAS) organization during this transition period while the year-long search was being conducted. Teresa has my abiding appreciation for her valuable and insightful contributions to the university. I am deeply grateful for her steadfast leadership of key...

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