Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 28, 2008

U. of California Board Picks President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s governing board has named Mark Yudof, the University of Texas chancellor, as the next president of the 10-campus system.

Mr. Yudof’s appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday, a week after a search committee recommended him to succeed Robert Dynes, who has said he plans to leave before June.

A lawyer and expert in free speech, education and constitutional law, Mr. Yudof, 63, spent five years as president of the University of Minnesota before assuming the chancellorship in Texas in 2002.

He is the first system president to come from outside California in two decades. The system, with more than 220,000 students and 170,000 faculty and staff members, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious public university networks.

No comments: