Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003
Lavonne Luquis (510) 987-9194


University of California President Robert C. Dynes has named a 17-member committee of UC regents, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community representatives to advise him in the search for the next chancellor of UC San Diego.

Serving on the advisory committee will be:

- Steven Adler, associate professor, department of theatre and dance, UC San Diego;

- George Blumenthal, vice chair of the UC systemwide Academic Council and professor of astronomy and astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz;

- JoAnn Cannon, chair of the department of French and Italian, UC Davis;

- Dynes, chairman of the committee;

- Marilyn G. Farquhar, chair of the advisory committee's faculty screening subcommittee and chair of the department of cellular and molecular medicine, UC San Diego;

- Eric S. Frechette, president of the Graduate Student Association, UC San Diego;

- David S. Lee of Morgan Hill, CA., regent and chairman of eOn Communications;

- Monica C. Lozano, regent and president/chief operating officer of La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles;

- George M. Marcus, regent and founder and chairman of the Marcus & Millichap Co. in Palo Alto;

- John J. Moores, chairman of the Board of Regents and chairman of JMI Services Inc. in San Diego;

- Jennifer S. Pae, vice president of the Associated Students, UC San Diego;

- Peter Preuss, vice chairman of the Board of Regents, founder and president of The Preuss Foundation in La Jolla, and UCSD alumnus;

- Duane Roth, chair of the UC San Diego Foundation and chairman/CEO of Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. in San Diego;

- Tom Sayles, regent and vice president for governmental and community affairs at Sempra Energy in San Diego;

- Ross J. Schwartz, a UCSD alumnus and attorney with Schwartz Semerdjian Haile Ballard & Cauley LLP in San Diego;

- Larry L. Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and professor of computer science and engineering, UC San Diego; and

- Edwina Welch, director of the Cross-Cultural Center, UC San Diego.

The committee's first meeting will be Friday (Oct. 17) at UC San Diego, where committee members will meet in closed session with groups of faculty, staff, students, and community representatives to receive ideas and suggestions for the search and learn the distinct needs of the UCSD campus.

The committee also will be involved in recruiting, screening and conducting interviews with candidates for the position. The process will be assisted by the search firm of A.T. Kearney Inc.

Dynes expects to bring a recommendation on a candidate to the Board of Regents this spring.

The vacancy in the chancellor's office was created when Dynes, who served as UCSD chancellor beginning in 1996, assumed the presidency of the UC system Oct. 2.

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