New Chancellor-Designate for UC Berkeley

Repost – UC Berkeley, Public Affairs, March 13, 2017

University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced that she has selected Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s interim executive vice chancellor and provost and the former president of Smith College, as her choice to become the campus’s next chancellor, the first woman to serve in the role.

The UC Board of Regents will vote on the nomination Thursday during a special session held concurrently with the regular board meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus. If approved by the regents, Christ, 72, will become UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor, effective July 1. The current chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, announced in August that he would step down to return to teaching and research once a successor is in place.

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