Three new leaders bring their insight, experience and excellence to the Chancellor's Cabinet.
Corey Jackson will oversee all Human Resources functions to support talent management across UCSF's academic, research, administrative, and clinical departments, partnering closely with Academic Affairs to support the academic life cycle. He is charged with strengthening UCSF's ability to attract, develop and retain the diverse talent necessary for UCSF to be the world's preeminent health sciences innovator.
"What separates the most successful companies is the people who work there, the talent," Jackson said. "Our people are the biggest asset we have at UCSF. Focusing on them is how we can continue to advance our organization."
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UC San Francisco has appointed Won Ha, a communications professional whose experience includes advancing nonprofit health care and climate change advocacy, as vice chancellor for Communications.
Ha currently serves as vice president of Strategic Communications at the Energy Foundation, an organization focusing on climate change, where he leads a team working in state and federal venues. During his tenure at the Energy Foundation, he helped establish the first-ever issues management program in climate change and clean energy advocacy and a regional communications network that integrates numerous advocacy organizations' communications work.
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Francesca Vega is a civic leader with a passion for community engagement and advocacy for public higher education. As the first Latina appointed in the role of vice chancellor at UCSF, Vega fully embraces efforts focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
"It is critical for large institutions of higher education to mirror the diverse perspectives of where they reside," Vega said.
The two new Vice Chancellor positions were established from the previous responsibility of vice chancellor of University Relations Barbara J. French, who retired after 14 years of service in June.
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