Scripps Administration

Scripps Administration oversees operations and administrative support for research and academic programs for all areas of Scripps Oceanography. 

Areas of support include administrative computing; business and finance; capital planning and space management; contracts and grants; diversity initiatives; facilities management; human resources; operations and safety; and web operations.

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Patrick Callaghan

Assistant Vice Chancellor - Marine Sciences
Director of Finance and Operations

Phone: (858) 534-2830



Scripps Administration Office

Cindy McBurnett

Executive Assistant

Phone: (858) 534-2830

Budget and Finance, VCMS Business Office

Overall responsibility for tracking and projecting the financial resources available to the Vice Chancellor, Marine Sciences (VCMS), as well as providing institution-wide reports, analyses, surveys, and documenting policies and memorandums of understanding for new processes impacting Scripps Oceanography's finances and personnel operations. In addition, oversees the financial administration of the SIO Director’s Office and serves as the financial resource for all Scripps Oceanography units/divisions.

Xi Wang
Director, Budget and Finance

Phone: (858) 534-2624

Grace Wagner
Associate Director, Budget and Finance

Phone: (858) 534-7238

Andrea Perez
Senior Financial Analyst

Phone: (858) 534-6986

Michelle Tellez
Financial Analyst

Phone: (858) 534-6427

Whitney Gardner
Financial Services Analyst

Phone: (858) 534-6986

Ben Arena
Financial Analyst

Phone: (858) 822-5329

Facilities Operations and Planning

Institution-wide operations and management, planning and policy development, facilities, departmental safety and regulatory compliance.

Ken Hall
Director of Facilities Operations and Planning

Phone: (858) 822-1312

Terry Raitt
Sr. Operations Analyst

Phone: (858) 534-2831

Capital Planning and Space Management

Responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of capital projects, from new buildings to major renovations of existing buildings to deferred maintenance. In addition to capital projects, we work with individual Scripps scientists to plan renovations to accommodate their research needs.

Space assignments and requests for space are managed in a fair and equitable manner, relative to Scripps Space Policy, in consultation with section heads, division chairs, business officers and individual staff.

Cammie Ingram
Director, Capital Planning and Space Management

Phone: (858) 534-2837

Vikki Cutri
​Capital Planning/Space and Facilities Management Analyst

Phone: (858) 822-7562

​Facilities Management

UC San Diego Facilities Management is responsible for the routine maintenance of campus buildings and grounds. The staff in SIO Facilities Management serve as liaisons to UC San Diego Facilities Management (FM), Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), and Facilities, Design and Construction (FD&C). SIO Facilities also provides project oversight, as well as lends design and construction expertise to campus building renovations.

Non-urgent service: 
Online Work Request
Urgent Service: (858) 534-2930

For a full list of services provided by UC San Diego Facilities Management visit: Facilities Management

Dennis L. Brand
Facilities Manager

Phone: (858) 534-2730

Jose Hernandez
Facilities Management Specialist

Phone: (858) 246-3160  Cell: (858) 291-3616

Matt Anderson
Facilities Management Specialist

Phone: (858) 822-2110

Safety/Emergency Preparedness

Jennifer Rosales
Scripps Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator
Phone: (858) 534-8449

Safety at Scripps

Office of Contract and Grant Administration

The SIO Office of Contract and Grant Administration (SIO OCGA) serves as administrative liaison for activities related to SIO extramural funding, unfunded agreements, service contracts and collaborative agreements.

Frank Truong
Director of SIO Contracts and Grants Administration

Phone: (858) 534-7962

Contracts and Grants homepage

Staff Human Resources

SIO Administration Staff HR Office serves as the central entity for staff HR activity within Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences. It is a comprehensive unit, providing guidance and expertise on all facets of staff HR.

Amber Fehling

Director, Staff Human Resources

Phone: (858) 534-6836

Daisy Do

Staff HR Generalist

Phone: (858) 822-5329

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Keiara Auzenne
Director of Diversity Initiatives

Phone: (858) 822-4962

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion home page

Information Technology

Ezra Van Everbroeck
Director, Scripps Information Technology

Phone: (858) 534-8239

Desktop & User Support

Phone: (858) 534-8484

Scripps I.T. Services