Search/Advisory Committee: Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

January 23, 2018

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts

Dear Colleagues:

A search/advisory committee has been assembled and charged with identifying candidates for the next Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer at UCLA.

Judith L. Smith, founding dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, is chair of the committee. Other members are:

  • Reem Hanna-Harwell – assistant dean, Division of Humanities
  • Kathleen M. McGarry – professor and vice chair, Department of Economics; member, Council on Planning and Budget
  • Jens Palsberg – Professor of Computer Science; member, Council on Planning and Budget
  • Gary M. Segura – dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • Victoria L. Sork – dean, Division of Life Sciences
  • Paul A. Staton – senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, UCLA Health
  • Peter J. Taylor ‘80 – president, ECMC Foundation

To enhance the search effort, we have retained an executive search firm, Korn Ferry, represented by John F. Amer and Beau Lambert.

Since the most effective way to identify outstanding prospective candidates is through personal contact, I would very much appreciate your circulating the announcement below and notifying the search/advisory committee of any individuals you feel are exceptionally well qualified for the position. The committee also welcomes input on ideal qualities and qualifications for the position; current opportunities, challenges and priorities that could help set the agenda for the next vice chancellor and CFO; and any other information or insight that will help guide the committee’s efforts. Please email inquiries, nominations and input to, or contact Traci Considine, manager of executive recruitment in the Office of the Chancellor ( Applications may be sent to All input, inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence.

Thank you for your assistance.


Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost