Sarah Latham, UCSC business services vice chancellor
The UC Regents have approved the appointment of Sarah Latham as vice chancellor of business and administrative services at the UC Santa Cruz.
Latham, who serves as vice president for operations and planning at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., will have a considerable portfolio of responsibility at UCSC.
She will oversee business, accounting and fiscal services, as well as human resources and housing and residential life services. Her office also covers facilities planning and construction services, physical plant and grounds operations, and health and safety services.
Her appointment, which followed a nationwide search, will begin Sept. 10. She succeeds Christina Valentino, who has held the position on an interim basis since May 2011.
"Sarah will bring to campus her wonderful experience, great skills and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for UCSC," Alison Galloway, campus provost and executive vice chancellor, said in a statement from the university.
Latham began her tenure at Samford in the role of director of institutional research and has also served as assistant to the president at Samford, where she handled several operational and management aspects of the university, oversaw institutional research and coordinated the strategic planning process.