UCSC Review Summer 1996
Thank You for Your Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity, and Partnership
Upon your retirement from a distinguished career of service to the UC system and the people of California, we trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation want to express our sincerest thanks for the many contributions you have made to this campus.
Your appointment as UCSC's chancellor came at a time when strong leadership was much needed, and under your guidance the campus has successfully met serious challenges and taken great strides toward reaching its full potential.
During Your Tenure as Chancellor:
--the 1996 edition of the America's Best Colleges guide, published by U.S. News & World Report, ranked UCSC as one of the top universities in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
--The National Research Council ranked two of UCSC's doctoral programs in the top ten in the country and two others in the top quarter.
--The quality of faculty and research programs was recognized by the campus's inclusion in the prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellows Program and Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.
--Research funds received by the campus increased from $29.9 million in 1991-92 to more than $38.7 million in 1994-95, an increase of 25 percent.
--Private gift support has continued to grow significantly. In 1994- 95, $9.2 million was contributed, up more than 58 percent from the previous year.
--You actively fostered a wide range of university partnerships with K-12 school districts, strengthening UCSC's role as a national leader in educational research and innovation.
--UCSC has been a leader in the emergence of the Monterey Bay region as an internationally important center for marine and environmental science research and education.
--UCSC has played a major role in the conversion of the former Fort Ord military base in Monterey County, a nationally recognized model for base reuse.
--The campus acquired significant capital funds for the development of new facilities for the arts and broke ground on construction of the new Music Center, with Phase 1 scheduled for completion in Fall 1996.
--Four new faculty chairs were endowed: the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Chair; the Pepper-Giberson Chair in Environmental Studies; the Rebele Chair in Art History; and the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Chair in Psychology.
--You established the Leadership Opportunity Awards program, an innovative scholarship program that brings future community leaders to UCSC. The program has attracted more than $3.2 million in private contributions.