Since August 2012, Adele de la Torre has served on an interim basis as the vice chancellor for Student Affairs ever since Fred Wood left in June 2012. De la Torre is an agricultural and health economist and internationally recognized expert on social determinants of Latino and Chicano health.
She joined UC Davis faculty in 2002, formerly chairing the Department of Chicana/o Studies and since 2004, directing the Center for Transnational Health. As the vice chancellor for Student Affairs, she will also continue her position as a faculty member in the Department of Chicana/o Studies.
In this position, she will receive a base annual salary of $235,998, according to The Davis Enterprise. Overseeing 750 staff and 3,000 student employees, de la Torre will also monitor a $400 million budget that includes enrollment, academic support, financial aid, student housing and food service, student health and psychological services and career services.
De la Torre officially assumes the position on August 1.
— Elizabeth Orpina