July 23, 2001
William Ladusaw, Andrew Szasz
Two provosts, William Ladusaw at Cowell College and Andrew Szasz at College Eight, have been reappointed to three-year terms, effective July 1.
William Ladusaw, a professor, has been a member of the linguistics faculty at UCSC since 1984. He does research in linguistic semantics, the study of meaning and its relation to the grammatical structure of languages. He teaches courses in semantics and syntax at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has served as provost of Cowell College since 1997.
Andrew Szasz, an associate professor of sociology, came to UCSC in 1986. He has published numerous articles on regulation, worker safety and health, hazardous waste policy, the toxics movement, and environmental justice. His book, EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice, won the Association for Humanistic Sociology's book award for 1994-95 and has recently been voted one of the 10 most influential works in environmental sociology by the members of the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. He has been provost of College Eight since 1998.
Francisco Hernandez, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, has taken a one-year, part-time professional development assignment with the Office of the President, effective July 1. In his new assignment, he will be working on innovative K-14 outreach activities.
Through his leadership, the University of California developed the UC College
Preparatory Initiative, a program of online courses targeted at high school students
with no other options for advanced placement and/or UC requisite courses. In his
new role, he will be increasing the number of participants and developing more online
courses. In addition, he will develop strategic plans for using computer technologies
to meet the goals of other outreach programs.
Donna Gerardi Riordan
Donna Gerardi Riordan, special assistant to the chancellor for higher education and science policy, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Office on Public Understanding of Science at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Michael Yamauchi-Gleason has been chosen as the new college administrative officer for Porter College, beginning August 13. He comes to the campus from the College of Santa Fe, where he served as assistant dean of students.
Yamauchi-Gleason holds an M.S.E. in college student administration from Emporia
State University in Kansas and is in the process of earning his Ph.D. in college
student personnel from Ohio University. He has over 20 years experience in higher