Notify UBH Mental Health
Two changes became effective on January 1 for employees with United Behavioral Health (UBH) as their mental health care provider—mostly members of Blue Cross Plus, Blue Cross PPO, and Definity Health. First, to avoid higher co-pays, members must notify UBH before using any “out-of-network” provider, even if that provider was used in 2004; secondly, all outpatient services with such providers are limited to 20 visits in a calendar year. Call UBH member services at (888) 440-8255 for details.
HONORS & AWARDS
, associate professor of electrical and computer
engineering, has received the 2004 Outstanding New Faculty Award
from the Association for Computing Machinery. An early career award,
the honor is based on the impact the candidate has had on his or
her field; it comes with a monetary grant.
, UCSB Bookstore asset protection manager, and his
wife, Nancy, were one of two couples selected to represent Santa
Barbara at next month’s opening of a new international airport in
Toba, Japan. Toba and Santa Barbara are sister cities.
has moved from physical activities and recreation
to become the Instructional Development Department’s new personnel/payroll
assistant. She has been a campus employee for more than three years.
, the Orfalea Family Children’s Center assistant director
and preschool program coordinator, has been appointed acting director
of the center with the retirement last month of Mary Ray, long-time
, formerly assistant to the chair of the English
Department, has been selected program coordinator for the new International
Center for Materials Research. A 2002 graduate of UCSB, she has
been on staff since 2000.
L. ”Mac” MacPherson Jr., former campus police chief, on
Jan. 14 succumbed at his home in Lompoc to lung cancer. The California
native was 57. A former Salinas police officer, he worked for the
University of California for 33 years. At UCSB he rose from police
officer in 1970 to chief by 1987, coordinating security for the
1984 Summer Olympics on the way, and retired in 2004. He is survived
by Cindy, his wife of 27 years, his sons, Matthew and Brian, and
a sister-in-law, Carol. Donations to a scholarship in Mac’s name
can be made out to UC Regents, for MacPherson Fund, and sent care
of Development Office, attn. CFO, University of California, Santa
Barbara, CA 93106-2013.