Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Administration (previously Business & Administrative Services or BAS)

The Office of the Chancellor has launched its search for a Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Administration. University of California Santa Cruz has retained the services of Opus Partners, a leading national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Thomas Lapierre at Applications must include a resume or CV, a position specific cover letter, and a Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  For more information, contact Lauren Morgan, Senior Leader HR Manager at

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

The Search Advisory Committee

Position Description

Recruitment Schedule

  • Stakeholder meetings - Beginning of May 2022
  • Kickoff Search Advisory Committee Meeting - Mid May 2022
  • Initial Application Review Date - September 30, 2022
  • First Interviews - October 2022
  • Final Interviews - November 2022

Final Interview Stage

During final interviews, candidates will be meeting with campus constituents for two days. Each finalist will give a town hall talk during their visit. Dates and times will be listed on this website when scheduled. All UCSC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend these talks. Names of final candidates will be announced one week before their two-day interview.

If you have specific questions not addressed on the site, please email Lauren Morgan, Senior Leader Human Resources Manager, at