Search for Dean - UC Davis Extension

Public Forums

The Recruitment Advisory Committee has identified candidates to be interviewed for the Dean - UC Davis Extension position. As part of the recruitment process, each candidate will make a presentation via public forum, addressing the topic: 
"How UC Davis Extension can continue to strengthen its contribution to UC Davis and the wider community in light of the changing higher education scene."

Each forum will be followed by a Q&A session.

Forums are scheduled from 2:00-3:15 p.m. at UC Davis Extension, 1632 Da Vinci Court, Room 29 on the following dates:

Candidate A: Friday, May 30
Candidate B: Monday, June 9

(rescheduled from June 2)
Candidate C: Tuesday, June 3
Candidate D: Thursday, June 5
Candidate E: Friday, July 18

Candidate CVs are posted 48 hours in advance of their interview. The CVs are only viewable from within the UC Davis campus network. To further protect the confidentiality of each candidate, please do not share candidate names, CVs and audio recordings outside of the UC Davis community. 

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hexter welcomes comments on the candidates. Please send your comments no later than July 25, by email to:

UC Davis Extension (UCDE) is an internationally-recognized leader in educational outreach specializing in forward-thinking, applied learning opportunities for individuals and organizations. Established as a regional provider in 1960, UCDE has emerged as a global institution.  Last year alone, UCDE served students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries, presented nearly 3,600 courses, and registered more than 55,000 enrollments—making it the second largest Extension program in the UC system.  UCDE is an entirely self-supporting $38M enterprise, and is differentiated in the UC system by its substantial contract activity.  Consistent with the University’s land-grant tradition, UCDE’s mission is to provide transformational learning opportunities that have a positive impact on society through the bridging of scholarship and practice.

UCDE seeks an innovative leader to continue and to accelerate its exceptional record of excellence.  The successful candidate for this position will have a clear and compelling vision for the future of continuing education, an exceptional record of entrepreneurship and innovation, and demonstrated success in leading large and multifaceted organizations.  The candidate of choice will possess the vision and transformational leadership capacity to shepherd UCDE during a time of significant pedagogical innovation in higher education as well as increasing globalization of the campus and society. He/she will speak the language of academic faculty, and will possess the political acumen and diplomatic skills to forge productive campus partnerships while also sustaining UCDE’s strong relationships in the professional community. The candidate will be conversant in educational technologies, and possess the capacity to lead experimentation with state-of-the-art educational approaches. Finally, the successful candidate will share the University’s Principles of Community, which are characterized by respect, integrity, openness and responsiveness and by consultation and collaboration.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting the University in the search. Applications and nominations are being accepted. Screening of applications will continue until an appointment is made and applications are encouraged to be submitted by April 4, 2014. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience and skills match the position requirements and a résumé. Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.

Nomination Process

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272



Position Profile (PDF)

The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.