IN BRIEF: 2 Changes to the Org Chart


The Offices of the Chancellor and Provost announced changes in the direct-reporting structure for the chief compliance officer and the police chief to better align UC Davis’ reporting structure with that of other UC campuses.

The changes are effective today (July 1):

  • Wendi Delmendo, chief compliance officer, now reports to Chancellor Gary S. May.
  • Joe Farrow, police chief, now reports to Kelly Ratliff, vice chancellor, Finance, Operations and Administration.

Delmendo and Farrow previously reported to the provost and executive vice chancellor.

How to respond to cybersecurity incidents

As you likely know from the news, cyberattacks are a continuing threat in all areas of modern life. The risk is serious enough that we may have to deal with a cybersecurity incident one day.

An incident is anything that has a significant probability of threatening information security or compromising research, instruction, or business operations. It could be a lost laptop, a compromised account, ransomware, a phishing message that you responded to, a data breach, or something else. If you suspect a cybersecurity incident has occurred, report it. If you are unsure if what happened needs to be reported, your UISL can assist.

If you encounter a cybersecurity incident at UC Davis, it is critically important that you contact your Unit Information Security Lead, or UISL, as soon as possible. Each college, school and office has both IT and business UISLs. They are responsible for certain information security activities within their units. Also contact immediately.

You can also send questions to the Information Security Office:

Your quick report will help the campus investigate the incident and contain any damage that might result.

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Become an ‘EX’ tobacco user

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The time has never been better, said Keavagh Clift, co-lead of UC Davis Smoke and Tobacco Free, noting that smoking and vaping can increase people’s risk for severe COVID-19 illness should they become infected.

“Quitting tobacco makes the world look, taste, smell and feel better,” she said. “This summer, take charge of your health and well-being and get free help to quit tobacco through the EX Program.”

The program, according to its website, combines digital solutions from the Truth Initiative, which describes itself as the nation’s “largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past,” with a proven treatment model from the Mayo Clinic.

Healthy UC Davis has a limited number of EX Program licenses for UC Davis affiliates. The program includes:

  • Customized quit plan
  • Nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, delivered to your home
  • Easy access to expert coaches via live chat
  • Tailored text messaging support
  • An active, supportive online community of current and former tobacco users

UC Davis participants are eligible for gift cards and other gifts along the way.

Learn more here — and look for the sign-up link on that page.

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