Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,
Over the course of her extraordinary tenure at Berkeley, Rosemarie Rae, our vice chancellor for finance and our chief financial officer, has had a profound and lasting impact on the health of the campus’s finances and operations. It is, therefore, with decidedly mixed emotions that we inform you that Rose, a newly minted grandmother, has decided to step down from her position for what can best be described as semi-retirement. That’s the bad news. The good news is that she will be with us on a full-time basis until spring 2020, providing us with ample time for a smooth transition, new entries in her ledger of accomplishments and more opportunities for us to enjoy the company of a fabulous colleague. We’re also pleased that Rose has agreed to continue serving the campus in a part-time advisory role after she leaves office; this ensures that we will continue to benefit from her skills, experience and acumen. When the spring transition date draws near , we will have more to say in recognition and celebration of what Rose has meant to our university. But, for now, please join us in sending her early wishes for the best of everything on the road ahead. We will, in due course, begin the process of posting the job and launching a national search for the person who will have the unenviable task of following in this vice chancellor’s footsteps.
If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.