Welcome to Business and Administrative Services

Dear Colleagues,

In follow-up to my last message announcing Ron Coley’s departure on June 30, I’d like to update you on the interim plan for Business and Administrative Services (BAS). As already discussed with the BAS unit managers, we will take a two-stage approach. Initially, the units will report as outlined below. This is simply an interim measure to ensure we have the appropriate level of oversight until we, senior management, have time to discuss and develop a longer-term solution. Just to be clear, the interim solution does not provide any guidance whatsoever with respect to the longer-term solution. The latter includes the option of appointing a new associate vice chancellor with much the same portfolio.

Starting Tuesday, July 1:

Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Rosemarie Rae will assume responsibility for:

- Business Contracts & Brand Protection
- Procurement
- Property Management
- UC Library Bindery
- University Health Services

Vice Chancellor for Real Estate Bob Lalanne will assume responsibility for:

- Parking & Transportation
- Mail Services
- Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) and Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Units reporting directly to me will include:

- Recreational Sports
- UC Police Department

As explained before, we are working to develop a permanent organizational structure for the Business and Administrative Services portfolio.  I will keep you informed of our progress when I have something concrete to report.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued commitment and flexibility during this transition period.


John Wilton
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance