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Elly Skarakis promoted to HR chief of staff

Longtime UCOP staffer and UC Santa Barbara alumna Eleanor (Elly) Skarakis has been promoted to chief of staff and director of Human Resources Policy effective June 1, Human Resources VP Dwaine Duckett announced on May 22.

Skarakis will provide day-to-day coordination and strategic support to Duckett and the HR leadership team and will oversee the systemwide HR Policy unit. She has been serving as interim chief of staff since January, replacing Deanna Dudley.

Following three years at UC Irvine, Skarakis joined UCOP Human Resources in 1984. Her most recent position was in Talent Management and Staff Development, where she was director of workforce planning.

Among her notable accomplishments, Skarakis wrote the Staff Biennial Accountability Sub-report, which was presented to the Regents in 2011. She has also been a leader on several university-wide task forces and initiatives, including the President’s Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, for which she now serves as staff liaison.

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