Strategic Plan

Work Groups

Work Groups

Academic Planning Group (APG)


  • Judith Stepan-Norris: APG Co-Chair; Vice Provost, Academic Planning
  • Alan Terricciano: APG Co-Chair; Chair Elect, Academic Senate (’14-’15); Chair, Academic Senate (’15-’16);
  • William Parker: President, UCI Emeriti Association; Professor Emeritus (’14-’15); APG Co-Chair; Senate Chair Elect (’15-’16);
  • David Brownstone: Chair, Graduate Council (’15-’16)
  • Carol Burke: Chair, Graduate Council (’14-’15)
  • Ryan Cherland: Director, Office of Institutional Research (’15-’16)
  • John Crawford: Professor, Arts
  • Michael Dennin: Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning; Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Edward Dimendberg: Chair, Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries (’15-’16)
  • Derek Dunn-Rankin: Professor, Engineering    
  • Jacquelynne Eccles: Professor, Education (’15-’16)
  • Douglas Haynes: Vice Provost, Academic Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Director, ADVANCE
  • John Hemminger: Vice Chancellor, Research (’14-’15)
  • James Hicks: Interim Vice Chancellor for Research (’15-’16)
  • Travis Huxman: Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Parshan Khosravi: President, Associated Students (’15-’16)
  • Abel Klein: UCI Representative, University Committee on Planning and Budget (’14-’15)
  • Peter Krapp; Immediate Past Chair, Academic Senate (’14-’15)
  • Charis Kubrin: Professor, Social Ecology
  • Frances Leslie: Vice Provost, Graduate Education; Dean, Graduate Division  
  • Cristina Lopes: Professor, Informatics
  • Timothy Ma: President, Associated Graduate Students (’15-’16)
  • Craig Martens: Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs (’14-’15)
  • Meredith Michaels: Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget
  • George Miller: President, UCI Emeriti Association (’15-’16)
  • Tracy Molidor: Associate Vice Provost, Academic Planning
  • William Molzon: Chair, Academic Senate (’14-’15); Immediate Past Chair, Academic Senate (’15-’16)
  • Diane O’Dowd: Vice Provost, Academic Personnel    
  • Simon Penny: Chair, Council on Educational Policy
  • Norma Price: Director, Academic Budget
  • James Steintrager: Chair, Council on Planning and Budget; Systemwide Representative, University Committee on Planning and Budget (’15-’16)

Work Group 1

View Pillar 1: Growth That Makes a Difference

  • John Crawford: Work Group Co-Chair; Professor, Arts
  • Travis Huxman: Work Group Co-Chair; Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Carol Burke: Professor, Humanities
  • George Farkas: Professor, Education
  • Rebecca Grady: Vice President Internal Affairs, Associated Graduate Students
  • James Hicks: Interim Vice Chancellor, Research
  • Cynthia Johnson: Head, Reference Department & Grunigen Medical Library
  • Victoria Jones: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Global Engagement
  • Abel Klein: Professor, Physical Sciences
  • Charis Kubrin: Professor, Social Ecology
  • Robert Lin: President, Postdoctoral Association
  • Andrej Luptak: Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Craig Martens: Professor, Physical Sciences
  • Richard Matthew: Faculty Director, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation; Director, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
  • Gopi Meenakshisundaram: Professor, Information & Computer Sciences
  • William Molzon: Professor, Physical Sciences
  • William Parker: Professor Emeritus, Physical Sciences
  • Simon Penny: Professor, Arts
  • Norma Price: Director, Academic Budget
  • Jodi Quas: Professor, Social Ecology
  • Kyle Stanford: Professor & Department Chair, Social Sciences
  • Lee Swindlehurst: Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Engineering
  • Jeremy Thacker: Programmer Analyst, Office of Information Technology
  • Isabella Velicogna: Associate Professor, Physical Sciences
  • Verónica Vieira: Associate Professor, Public Health
  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Chancellor's Professor of History & Chair, Humanities

Work Group 2

View Pillar 2: First in Class

  • Michael Dennin: Work Group Co-Chair; Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning; Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Derek Dunn-Rankin: Work Group Co-Chair; Professor, Engineering
  • Kimberly Ayala: Director, Undecided/Undeclared Advising; Senior Academic Counselor, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Susan Charles: Vice Chair & Professor, Social Ecology
  • Susan Bibler Coutin: Associate Dean of Graduate Division; Professor, Social Ecology
  • Kian Colestock: Assistant Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology
  • Edgar Dormitorio: Chief of Staff, Student Affairs
  • Amihai Glazer: Professor, Social Sciences
  • Andrea Nicholas: Lecturer PSOE, Biological Sciences
  • Robin Scarcella: Director of ESL; Professor, Humanities
  • Venetia van Duyn: Campus Assessment Coordinator, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Anna Wimberly: Director of the International Center

Work Group 3

View Pillar 3: Great Partners

  • Barney Ellis-Perry: Work Group Co-Chair; Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni Relations; Chief Executive Officer, Alumni Association
  • Alan Terricciano: Work Group Co-Chair; Professor, Arts
  • Rebecca Brusuelas-James: Associate Vice Chancellor, Administration; Chief of Staff, School of Medicine
  • Sanjeev Dewan: Professor, Business
  • Sarah Eichhorn: Associate Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning
  • Alison Holman: Interim Director and Associate Professor, Nursing Science
  • Kate Klimow: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations
  • Peter Krapp: Chair & Professor, Humanities
  • Julia Lupton: Professor, Humanities; Faculty Director, Illuminations  
  • Michael Montoya: Associate Professor, Social Sciences
  • Natalie Schonfeld: Executive Director, Academic Senate
  • Carolyn Stephens: Associate Director and Chief of Staff, UCI Applied Innovation
  • Wallace Walrod: Chief Economic Advisor, Orange County Business Council

Work Group 4

View Pillar 4: New Paths for Our Brilliant Future

  • Frances Leslie: Work Group Co-Chair; Vice Provost, Graduate Education; Dean, Graduate Division
  • Meredith Michaels: Work Group Co-Chair; Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget
  • Wendell Brase: Vice Chancellor, Administrative and Business Services
  • Douglas Haynes: Vice Provost, Academic Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Director, ADVANCE
  • Nancy Lewis: Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration, Office of Research
  • Timothy Ma: President, Associated Graduate Students
  • Daniel Montplaisir: Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Development
  • Greg Reinhard: Assistant Dean, Social Ecology
  • Dana Roode: Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Technology
  • Benedicte Shipley: Assistant Dean, Biological Sciences
  • Joan Tenma: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel   
  • Jason Valdry: Director of Technology, Arts

Office of Academic Planning

  • Judith Stepan-Norris: Vice Provost, Academic Planning
  • Tracy Molidor: Associate Vice Provost, Academic Planning
  • Rachel Corell: Project Manager
  • Stephanie Dailey: Executive Assistant