Stan Nosek

Stan retired from UC Davis in June 2010 as Vice Chancellor for Administration after nearly 34 years of service to the campus in a variety of administrative positions. He has accepted various interim assignments since then as referenced below.

Upon completing his graduate program in Higher Education and Counseling at SUNY Albany in 1970 (which included a year internship as residential counselor at SUNY Stony Brook), Stan worked at State University College at Cortland, N.Y., as a residence hall director with an assignment in student activities, and then accepted the position of Director of Residence Life in 1972. His B.S. degree in Psychology (math minor) is from State University College at Oneonta, N.Y., from which he received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Stan came to UC Davis in 1976 as the Assistant Director of Housing for Residence Life for 2 years and then served another 4 four years as Assistant Business Manager for Student Housing.

From 1982-91 Stan served as Assistant Director and then Director of the Campus Events and Information Office. Between 1992 and 2003 Stan served in various management position within the Office of Administration including: Director, Event Management and Administrative Services, Assistant and Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration, interim Executive Director of Human Resources, and Acting Executive Director of Facilities.

Stan was named as interim Vice Chancellor for Administration in 2003 and then accepted the permanent position of Vice Chancellor in March 2005. The responsibilities of vice chancellor for administration included leadership and support to over 1,600 staff in the following units: Accounting and Financial Services, Human Resources (including staff development program), Facilities (including campus landfill, wastewater treatment plant), Architects and Engineers, Business Contracts, Fire and Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Events and Visitor Services, Information Practices (public record act requests, records retention, conflict of interest), Risk Management/Workers’ Compensation and Employee Health, Fleet Services, Parking Services (including campus airport), Reprographics, IACUC (animal care), and the office of the Campus Veterinarian. Along with these last two units came the federally required responsibility of Institutional Official for Animal Care and Use overseeing the regulatory and safety requirements of the campus animal care and research program.

Stan agreed to extend his original retirement date of 2008 several times to help support the chancellor transition at UC Davis which was also one of the campus’ most challenging budget periods. His last assignment was in an executive support role to the new Chancellor for just short of a year that included several management reviews, establishment of an “Organizational Excellence” initiative (business process redesign), and operational support to the Office of Research.

Stan returned to work at UC Davis in November 2010 for a year at the request of the Chancellor to serve as the interim Vice Chancellor for Research overseeing a $700 million contracts and grants research program while preparing the organization for a new permanent vice chancellor.

Stan accepted an invitation from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo to serve as the interim Vice President for Administration and Finance from July 2013 to June 2014. The responsibilities of this executive management position included serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the campus as well as its three auxiliary organizations: the Associated Students Incorporated, the Cal Poly Foundation, and the Cal Poly Corporation. As vice president, Stan also had oversight and leadership responsibility for various campus service units including: Budget Office, Human Resources, Fiscal Services, Purchasing/Business Contracts, Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, Campus Planning, Public Record Act management, the Cal Poly Corporation (dining and retail), Sponsored Programs, the Performing Arts Center, Parking Services, and the University Police Department.

After returning from Cal Poly Stan was asked to take an assignment as interim Associate Director for Administration and Operations at the California National Research Primate Center at UC Davis, to help the center prepare for a $61 million base grant award from the National Institutes of Health. Stan completed this 8-month assignment in February 2015.

During 2016, Stan has been supporting the UC Davis Finance, Operations and Administration Division in its effort to focus on team building and strategic planning. In addition, Stan has recently been serving in the volunteer part-time position of Director of Administration for the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, Va.

Professional experiences include:

  • Western Association of College and University Business Officers board member and president

  • National Association of College and University Business Officers board member and chair National Collegiate Athletic Association, committee assignments/task forces

Served on the faculty at:

  • Executive Management and Leadership Institute at Stanford;

  • Business Managers Institute at UC Santa Barbara;

  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research conferences;

  • UC Davis Staff Development (communication, leadership, diversity awareness);

  • SUC Cortland Health Department (Group Dynamics/Communication course)

Additional relevant experiences:

  • Oneonta State Foundation: Board member

  • Davis Little League: Manager/Coach, Umpire in Chief, President

  • Davis Educational Foundation: Board member

  • Grumman Aircraft: Apprentice Engineer

  • Suicide Prevention Center: Oneonta, N.Y., crisis counselor

Organizational Information
Interim Vice President for Adminitration & Finance / CFO