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 units comprising Audit and Advisory Services, Budget and Resource Management, Campus Life Services, Campus Planning, Capital Programs, Controller’s Office, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police Services, Program Management Office, Real Estate Services, and Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Jenny will begin his new role on June 22, 2016, and as senior vice chancellor, will report directly to me. I know that you will give him your warmest welcome as he takes the helm of FAS.

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Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor