Mar 23, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Tracy Molidor has announced that she plans to retire on June 30, 2021. On behalf of the entire UCI community, I want to thank Tracy for her service and contributions since 2011.

Most recently, she served as associate vice provost for Academic Planning, chief of staff for the Office of Academic Planning & Institutional Research and institutional accreditation officer. She previously served in key leadership roles including acting assistant dean for Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public Health and assistant dean, School of Education.

During her tenure, Tracy has provided senior leadership for a full range of academic affairs, accreditation, and related campus and UC systemwide initiatives. She served on the Academic Planning Group and participated in the development of 39 academic degree programs and 10 new academic departments. She also supported the administrative organization of the departments of nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, and public health prior to proposing those units as schools and then led the transition of those units into the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.

She helped develop and implement protocols for campuswide programs including the central faculty hiring initiatives, Academic Initiatives, Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series, comprehensive assessment plan, Five-Year Planning Perspectives reports to the President, and assessment of progress on the university’s strategic plan. She also co-led the campuswide Council on Enrollment and Student Success and the development of UCI’s current Bright Past, Brilliant Future strategic plan.

Individually and collectively, Tracy’s many contributions have elevated the impact and visibility of UCI in immeasurable ways. UCI has benefitted immensely from her expert knowledge, work ethic, and collegiality, as well as her pragmatic, data-driven, and effective approach to enacting the public service mission at the core of what we do at UCI. Along the way, so many of us came to appreciate her intelligence, good humor, and sense of fair play.

Please join me in extending our warmest appreciation to Tracy for her exemplary service to UCI and wishing her well in her future endeavors.


Valerie Jenness, Ph.D.
Acting Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Distinguished Professor, Criminology, Law and Society