- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
McGuire joined UC ANR as its first controller in 2000. The controller function was added during a reorganization phase as a UCOP entity, endorsed by the UC Regents, intended to strengthen accountability and control at each campus, and within the Office of the President.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jake over the years, and I will always be grateful to him for taking on new responsibilities and important projects,” said Tu Tran, UC ANR's associate vice president for business operations.
Through engagement at UC Office of the President, McGuire forged strategic relationships and successfully advocated for equitable treatment of, and resources for, ANR in an effort to better define ANR on par with campuses. He helped implement the UCPath Project Management Office to advance UC ANR's interests and position UC ANR as a single unified business unit in UCPath.
As Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for ANR, McGuire advanced UC ANR's compliance program to be on par with campuses systemwide. He advanced ANR's Risk Management program in concert with Systemwide Enterprise Risk Management and campus-based programs.
McGuire also worked with UCOP Office of General Counsel to successfully manage ANR's litigation and legal matters with minimal cost-impact and legal exposure to ANR.
“There is no doubt that Jake's retirement is well-deserved, though we will definitely miss his resourceful leadership,” Tran said.
Jing Yu will be serving as interim controller during the search for a new controller.