Dear Campus Community,
Today, the UC Board of Regents approved the appointment of Nathan Brostrom as interim chancellor, effective August 15th until a nationwide search for my successor is completed.
I have worked with Nathan for years as the UCOP co-sponsor of the Merced 2020 Project and as a trusted advisor on campus financial matters. He has been a strong voice of support within the Office of the President for our campus, and he has a genuine passion for our mission and respect for our accomplishments. I know he can steer the 2020 Project to successful completion and assist the campus in its efforts to achieve financial sustainability.
President Janet Napolitano will be launching a national search for a new chancellor immediately. As part of this process, an advisory committee — comprising Regents, faculty members, students, staff, alumni and foundation representatives — will be appointed to advise her on the selection of the new chancellor, pursuant to Regents Policy 7102 regarding the Appointment of Chancellors.
Nathan will arrive on campus later today and will stay through commencement weekend. I hope you will join me in welcoming him and his wife, Caitlin, to the Bobcat family.