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Upcoming Town Halls

Faculty & Research Town Hall | September 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor and Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Register for the Faculty & Research Town Hall.

Staff Town Hall | September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Pierre Ouillet, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager

Register for the Staff Town Hall.

Events Town Hall | October 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
Moderated by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Register for the Events Town Hall.

Past Town Halls

 

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Co-hosted by: Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Pierre Ouillet and Senior Director of Labor Relations & Employee Relations Terri Winbush
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

The Preuss School Town Hall: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hosted by: Executive Director of The Preuss School Helen Griffith
Featured Speakers: Dr. Angela Scioscia, Dr. Chip Schooley, Dr. Natasha Martin, and Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman who will be discussing vaccine safety and importance as well as the vaccine mandate. 

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Hosted by: Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons 
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Student Vaccine Mandate Town Hall: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Moderated by: Jodi Wiseley, Executive Director, Parent and Family Programs and Operations
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Employee Vaccine Mandate Town Hall: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Co-hosted by: Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons and Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Pierre Ouillet
Moderated byAlysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Co-hosted by: Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons and Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra A. Brown
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnik, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks: Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons

View or download the July 20 Staff Town Hall Power Point.

Staff Town Hall: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnik, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks: Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Download the June 30 meeting Power Point.

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Co-hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor and Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research
Moderated by: James Antony, Dean of the Graduate Division

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hosted by: Terri Winbush, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager

Student Town Hall: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 
Moderated by:
Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Research Town Hall: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Hosted by: Elizabeth Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Slides from the March 9 Faculty Town Hall can be accessed here.

Faculty Town Hall: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Hosted by: Elizabeth Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

View Faculty Town Hall Presentation Slides

Staff Town Hall: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

 

Research Town Hall: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Leaders and experts shared new information on Research Ramp Up, Return to Learn, and current campus status; plans for vaccine distribution; and plans for expansion of research activity in future months.

To view a recording of the event, please visit the Research Affairs Share Point website.

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks byElizabeth Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor

Faculty Town Hall: Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

Hosted by: Elizabeth Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Steven Constable, Ph.D., Chair, Academic Senate, San Diego Division
  • Carlos Jensen, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Innovation
  • Hemlata Jhaveri, Ph.D., Executive Director, Housing, Dining & Hospitality
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

View Faculty Town Hall Presentation

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

 

Faculty Town Hall: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Student Town Hall: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Moderated by: Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Q&A moderated by: Kimberly Giangtran, Associated Students President and Quynh Nguyen, Graduate Student Association President

Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Dulce Dorado, Director of the International Students and Programs Office
  • Maruth Figueroa, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success
  • Hemlata Jhaveri, Ph.D., Executive Director, Housing, Dining & Hospitality
  • Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • Sherry Mallory, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics and Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing

Faculty Town Hall: Classroom Culture and Assessment: Thursday, Nov. 12

Faculty Town Hall: Classroom Culture and Assessment - Models and Resources

Thursday, Nov. 12 
Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Carlos Jensen, Associate Vice Chancellor - Educational Innovation
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists

  • Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office
  • Steven Constable, Chair, Academic Senate
  • Karen Flammer, Director Digital Learning Hub, Teaching + Learning Commons
  • John Moore, Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Caryn Neiswender, Senior Instructional Designer, Digital Learning Hub, Teaching + Learning Commons
  • Josephine Relaford-Doyle, Education Specialist, Engaged Teaching Hub, Teaching + Learning Commons
  • David Ruiter, Faculty Director, Teaching + Learning Commons
  • Carolyn Sandoval, Associate Director, Teaching + Learning Commons
Classroom Culture and Assessment - Models and Resources Presentation.

Research Town Hall: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • Crystal Green, Ph.D., LMFT, Director, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • Chris Longhurst, Chief Innovation Officer / Associate Chief Medical Officer, UC San Diego Health
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Pierre Ouillet, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness
  • Jana Severson, Director of Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality
  • Terri Winbush, Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations

Special Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

This special Return to Learn Town Hall is focused on in-person instruction and COVID-19 and the lessons learned so far.

Faculty Town Hall: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor
Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Steven Constable, Ph.D., Chair, Academic Senate, San Diego Division
  • Carlos Jensen, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Innovation
  • Alysson Satterlund, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Student Town Hall: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Moderated by: Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Heather Belk, Director, Associated Students
  • Maruth Figueroa, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success
  • Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • Sherry Mallory, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs
  • Richard Mylin, Director, Recreation
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing
  • Jana Severson, Director, Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer

Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager

Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Pierre Ouillet, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
  • Alysson Satterlund, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
  • Terri Winbush, Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations

Faculty Town Hall: Friday, September 18, 2020

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor

Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Opening remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists: 

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Steven Constable, Ph.D., Chair, Academic Senate, San Diego Division
  • Carlos Jensen, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Innovation
  • Alysson Satterlund, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness
  • Jana Severson, Director of Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Student Town Hall: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Moderated by: Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Panelists: 

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Sandra Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Sherry Mallory, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs
  • Becky Petitt, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing
  • Jana Severson, Director, Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality
  • Ben White, J.D., Director, Office of Student Conduct

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer

Moderated by: Hallie Nicholson, HR Strategic Communication and Engagement Manager

Opening Remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • Josh Glandorf, Senior Director Information Services, UC San Diego Health
  • Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Pierre Ouillet, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
  • Pegah Parsi, J.D., Campus Privacy Officer
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing
  • Cheryl Wagonhurst, J.D., Interim Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Health Sciences
  • Melissa Williams, Director, Equal Opportunity Services and Disability Counseling & Consulting, Interim Director, Benefits
  • Terri Winbush, Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations

Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

Co-hosted by: Maripat Corr, Academic Senate Chair and Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor 

Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor—Academic Affairs

Opening Remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • Cheryl Anderson, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
  • James Antony, Dean of the Graduate Division and Quynh Nguyen, President of the Graduate Student Association
  • Sandra Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Carlos Jensen, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Innovation
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Student Town Hall: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Host: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Moderated byEbonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Panelists:

  • Doug Easterly, Ed.D., Dean of Academic Advising, John Muir College
  • Maruth Figueroa, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success
  • Vonda Garcia, Director of Financial Aid
  • Gabriela Hoffmann, Assistant Director of International Programs
  • Kimberly Giangtran, President of Associated Students
  • Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • Quynh Nguyen, President of the Graduate Student Association
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing

Graduate and Professional Student Town Hall: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

Co-hosted by: James Antony, Dean of the Graduate Division and Quynh Nguyen, President of the Graduate Student Association

Moderated by: Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Panelists:

  • Mary Lillis Allen, Director of Graduate Academic Affairs
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs and Admissions
  • Sandra Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Christopher Dayss, Associate Director of Housing, Dining and Hospitality
  • Dulce Dorado, Director of the International Students and Programs Office
  • Judy Kim, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Christina Lambert, Ph.D., CAPS Program Manager, Graduate and Professional School Students
  • Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Graduate Strategic Initiatives
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellbeing
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Graduate Student Financial Support

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hosted by: Nancy Resnick, Chief Human Resources Officer

Moderated by: Anne Curtis, Director of Staff Education and Development

Panelists

  • Dismas Abelman, Emergency Manager, Campus Emergency Management and Business Continuity
  • Cheryl Anderson, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
  • Bryce Besser, Staff Association, Chair
  • Otis Crockett, Senior Operations Manager, Labor Relations
  • Stephen Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Natasha Martin, D.Phil., Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Pierre Ouillet, Chief Financial Officer
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness
  • Stacy Smith, Senior Benefits Analyst
  • Terri Winbush, Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations

Student Town Hall: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Access all of the resources covered in our July 16 student town hall.

Hosted by: Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor—Student Affairs

Moderated by: Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs

Panelists

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Joanna Boval, Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities 
  • Dulce Dorado, Director of the International Students and Programs Office
  • Maruth Figueroa, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success 
  • Vonda Garcia, Director of Financial Aid
  • Kimberly Giangtran, President of Associated Students
  • Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics and Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Quynh Nguyen, President of the Graduate Student Association
  • Angela Scioscia, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Well-Being 
  • Jana Severson, Director of Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality

Faculty Town Hall: Friday, July 10, 2020

Hosted by: Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor

Moderated by: Robert Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor—Academic Affairs

Opening Remarks by: Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor

Panelists:

  • James Antony, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Sandra Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Maripat Corr, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine and Chair, Academic Senate, San Diego Division
  • Dulce Dorado, Director, International Students & Programs Office Global Education
  • Stephen Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • Hemlata Jhaveri, Ph.D., Executive Director of Housing, Dining and Hospitality
  • Natasha Martin, M.D., D.Phil., Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning
  • John Moore, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics and Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Cindy Palmer, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel Services
  • Robert Schooley, M.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
  • Lance Scott, Research Safety Manager and Associate Director of Environment Health and Safety