June 28, 2017

Dear Student Affairs and Administration & Finance Staff,

On July 1, 2017, the reporting line for Berkeley Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) will change from the Division of Administration & Finance to the Division of Student Affairs. Rec Sports interim director, Brigitte Lossing will report directly to Steve Sutton. This change was recommended as part of the recent external review of student services to help align student wellness services together. The transition, combined with the recent addition of University Health Services to Student Affairs’ portfolio, gives the university an opportunity to offer more seamless services for students while continuing to provide wellness resources for faculty, staff and the broader campus community.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Solly Fulp, executive director of University Business Partnerships & Services, Brigitte Lossing, and the entire department for their leadership over the past two years. Rec Sports has made significant strides in generating additional revenue support, enhancing department services as well as further connecting with the broader campus community. A few examples include: securing Under Armour support for Sport Club teams; the installation of state-of-the-art cardio equipment; onboarding a new software data management system; the addition of eSports as an official club; and collaborating with our students on the recently approved gender-inclusive locker room project.

As we make this change, Rec Sports will build off recent accomplishments and continue to partner with colleagues across campus to foster and support a healthy university. Rec Sports will also continue to explore innovative revenue opportunities and initiatives that enhance the knowledge, wellness, fitness, and quality of life for the entire Berkeley community.

Sincerely,

Scott Biddy
Vice Chancellor

Stephen C. Sutton
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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