Lynda M. Rogers to retire as dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

A Message from Marlene Tromp, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

It is bittersweet to share news that Lynda M. Rogers, dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, has decided to retire, marking more than 12 years with UC Santa Cruz and 30 years of service in public education.

Lynda has been instrumental in the success and growth of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, which is serving more students than ever. About 15,000 students annually enroll in extension courses to advance their professional skills, while 7 million K-12 students take standardized assessments designed and administered by Smarter Balanced. UC Scout, meanwhile, ensures every student in the state can take essential courses needed for college admissions by offering online college preparation and Advanced Placement courses.

Please join me in thanking Lynda for her academic and strategic leadership for this crucial area of our campus and system.

The campus will soon start a search for Lynda’s successor.

In the meantime, it is a pleasure to announce that Therese Ammiro, assistant dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, has agreed to serve as dean for extension on an interim basis. Pending approval from UC President Janet Napolitano, this appointment will begin July 1, 2018, and extend until we fill the position on a permanent basis.

IMG_8497ed_WordpressTherese has been part of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension for 15 years, working in roles across the organization starting as an academic programs specialist and later advancing to a systems analyst and project manager. Her talent, insight, and leadership led to more responsibility, with her serving as director of business communications, and then bureau chief for information communications technologies before taking on her current role.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University and a master’s in business systems management from Notre Dame de Namur University.

I look forward to working with Therese during this leadership transition.

Marlene Tromp

Addendum from Dean Rogers:

As Interim Dean Ammiro moves forward, she will vacate the Information, Communication & Technology director’s seat. So it is with great pleasure we announce Carl Rand as the Interim Information & Technologies Director. Interim ICT Director Rand will assume his new duties on May 14. 
Interim ICT Director Rand has an MBA from the School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Occidental College, and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute. Carl has over five years of experience at UCSC Extension as a marketing specialist and program manager, 18 years in business and industry in Silicon Valley, and 17 years as an instructor,  most recently with UCSC Extension. Carl brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job.
—Lynda M. Rogers

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