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Standing Committee on Service and People Oriented Administrative Culture (SC-SPOC)

Learn more about the Standing Committee on Service and People Oriented Administrative Culture (SC-SPOC).


The Standing Committee on Service and People Oriented Administrative Culture (SC-SPOC), composed of faculty, administrative staff, campus leaders, and subject matter experts and is chaired by Professor Rajesh Gupta (Computer Science Engineering).


The standing committee is a general committee with an ongoing schedule that provides regular status updates to the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The full committee meets quarterly, however members and advisors also join ad hoc groups, which are devoted to special topics and exist only as long as necessary. Ad hoc groups include at least one member and one advisor as well as campus subject matter experts to provide appropriate and balanced assessment of potential projects. Implementation of approved projects will be delegated to appropriate specialists.

Staff support for the committee is provided by the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives, led by Executive Director Bob Neuhard.

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2017-2019 SC-SPOC Members

Rajesh Gupta – Chair of SC-SPOC and Professor, Jacobs School of Engineering
Farrell Ackerman – Vice Chair, Academic Senate and Director, Human Development Program and Professor of Linguistics
Steven Boggs – Dean, Physical Sciences
Patty Camacho – MSO, Biological Sciences
Cathy Constable – Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
AJ Daly – Chair, Division of Education Studies
Cristina Della Coletta – Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities
Gabriel Haddad – Chair and Professor, Pediatrics
Rina Hlifka – DBO, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Sara Clarke Kaplan – Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Ethnic Studies
Vish Krishnan – Sheryl and Harvey White Endowed Chair, Rady School of Management and Professor of Innovation, Technology & Operations
Yuki Marsden – MSO, Calit2
Truong Nguyen – Professor/Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Faculty-Affiliate, Calit2
Michael L. Norman – Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center and Professor, Physics
Teresa Wassum – MSO, Cognitive Sciences

2017-2019 SC-SPOC Advisors

Robert Barile – Medical Education, Health Sciences
Amanda Chavez – HR Work/Life Analyst and 2016-2017 Chair, UC Staff Association
Linda Collins – Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Affairs
Evelyn Hidalgo – Associate Dean, Academic & Education Administration, Health Sciences
Cathy Ledford – Chief of Staff, Office of VC/CFO and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Garry Mac Pherson – Associate Vice Chancellor, Environment, Health and Safety
Steve Ross – Associate Vice Chancellor for Resource Administration, Academic Affairs
Tom Savides – Chief Experience Officer, Health Sciences

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