December 2017

Chief of Staff and Associate to the Chancellor update

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Zeleny as chief of staff and associate to the chancellor, effective Jan. 5, 2018. This move follows the announcement last week that Bill Nunez will become interim vice chancellor for business and finance, upon the retirement of Christine Jackson. Mike will serve as a senior adviser and will report directly to me on a wide variety of strategic and executive duties, special projects and initiatives involving the chancellor’s office and its priorities, including internal and external relations.

Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance update

Dear Colleagues:

As you are all aware, in the past few months a search committee led by Dr. Donde Plowman and Dr. Mike Boehm has been working diligently to identify potential vice chancellor for business and finance candidates. A thorough national search with the assistance of search consultant professionals from Witt/Kieffer led to the identification and interviews of four finalists on campus this fall. Unfortunately, we were not successful in filling the position with the right person to lead our efforts moving forward from this search process.