Campus Messages

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

February 28, 2010

Dear Colleagues:

Following up on my commitment to communicate regularly, I want to briefly update you on a few important but diverse matters.

Revised Priorities

I asked for and was grateful to receive feedback in response to my presentation to the campus community on October 26th. What I learned from the feedback is that education should be a separate and visible priority. My top five priorities now are:

  • Patients/Health
  • Discovery
  • Education
  • People (management and diversity)
  • Business (efficiency and resources)

I look forward to providing periodic progress reports on each of these areas throughout the year.


Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Washington Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) Washington has accepted the position of Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at UCLA effective February 1, 2010, pending the approval of The UC Board of Regents. EVCP Washington’s outstanding leadership skills, drive to advance UCSF to the next level, and ability to engage members of the UCSF community is evidenced by the many significant initiatives that he has championed, including UCSF’s first strategic plan, the 10-point diversity plan, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, and quality of life on campus for faculty, staff and students. EVCP Washington’s contributions extend well beyond his administrative role. He has been actively engaged in the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty at UCSF and is a national leader in assessing medical technologies, developing clinical practice...

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September 17, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

On August 10, I informed the campus community that, after careful review and based on an extensive search, Dr. Sam Hawgood had agreed to serve as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor—medical affairs, subject to Regents' approval.

August 9, 2009

Dear Colleagues:

Since The Regents approved my appointment as Chancellor, I have been actively engaged in addressing a number of issues, some of the most important of which are appointments to the senior leadership team. After careful review during the past several weeks and based on an extensive search, I am pleased to announce that, subject to Regents’ approval, Dr. Sam Hawgood has agreed to serve as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs.

August 3, 2009

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.