Colleen Clancy, professor pharmacology, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for academic personnel for schools of Human Health Sciences.
In her new role, Clancy will provide overall leadership, vision and strategic direction for academic personnel as well as collaborate with other key health system and campus leaders, including the vice provost for academic affairs, chief medical officer and chief compliance officer.
“I’m excited to have Colleen on our Executive Leadership Team,” said Julie Freischlag, vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. “She has a wonderful sense of humor and will bring innovative, new ideas to our strategic efforts.”
Clancy came to UC Davis in 2009, after serving as director of the graduate program in Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.
An accomplished scientist with a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Case Western Reserve University, Clancy has a considerable background in intramural and extramural service, including as a member of the advisory board of the National Biomedical Computation Resource, and as a member of the NIH Multiscale Modeling Consortium.
Clancy has also developed extensive expertise in academic personnel, diversity and management. She is known for having a passion for faculty development and inclusion. Last year, as an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellow, she developed a faculty equity advisor program, which was a special project designed to amplify efforts to promote faculty diversity by connecting administrative priorities and strategic plans with search committee activities.
“Colleen’s broad service, academic senate and administrative activities have demonstrated her ability to establish and maintain rapport with faculty and staff in the academic and professional environment,” added Freischlag, who noted that among Clancy’s many appointments, she recently served as chair of the University of California’s Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity, which reviews policies concerning diversity and equity for academic personnel and academic programs throughout the UC system.
Clancy is a graduate of Union College in New York and did her postdoctoral training in pharmacology at Columbia University.
She has a five-year appointment as associate vice chancellor.