Kevin Reed, vice chancellor of legal affairs, is leaving UCLA to serve as vice president and general counsel at the University of Oregon, Chancellor Gene Block announced today.

“Since joining UCLA in 2008, Kevin has guided the campus through the increasingly complex maze of legal and regulatory issues inherent in managing a public university,” Block said in an email to faculty and staff. “It’s not hyperbole to say Kevin’s steady hand has touched all corners of our campus — from the police department and other units responsible for public safety to the health care enterprise, from human resources to research administration, and from athletics to numerous academic units.”

The chancellor noted that Reed, among other accomplishments, expanded the accessibility of his office, helped launch Westwood Technology Transfer to oversee UCLA’s stewardship of intellectual property, facilitated key relationships with Los Angeles school officials as a member of boards that planned and governed the UCLA Community School and established the legal framework to help protect faculty members from terrorist harassment by anti-animal research extremists.

Reed is scheduled to leave UCLA on Oct. 2. An interim vice chancellor will be named soon, Block said, and search conducted for a successor.

In Oregon, Reed will be working with Michael Schill, the former UCLA School of Law dean (2004-09) named University of Oregon president in April 2015.