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Steven W. Relyea

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Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor — Business Affairs
UC, San Diego

Steve Relyea is the Vice Chancellor — Business Affairs at the University of California, San Diego.

Vice Chancellor Relyea oversees campus programs that strengthen relationships with alumni, friends, and parents, and is responsible for UC San Diego’s business operations.

Mr. Relyea is responsible for campus and health sciences development, alumni affairs, human resources, enterprise information technology, housing, dining services, campus financial services, procurement, and other campus-wide business operations.

Mr. Relyea currently serves as President of the UC San Diego Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that raises, invests, and administers private funds for the university.

Mr. Relyea was named the 2004 Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). His efforts led to UC San Diego becoming the first university inducted into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, a prestigious international award for strategy execution.

Vice Chancellor Relyea and his management team are the recipients of the USA Today Quality Cup Award for Higher Education.  He received the 2009 Individual Achievement Award from the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Mr. Relyea currently serves on the boards of directors for Internet 2, the Centre City Development Corporation, the Gemological Institute of America, and the La Jolla Playhouse.  Recent past board appointments include the Better Business Bureau, EDUCAUSE and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.

Vice Chancellor Relyea has been at UC San Diego since 1986. Prior to that time, he spent a decade in academic health sciences, including holding the positions of Associate Dean for Administration, and Director of the Medical Practice Plan at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine.