Monday, November 19, 2012
Nicholas B. Dirks ’72, a CSS major as an undergrad, and currently Columbia University’s executive VP and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, was selected as UC Berkeley’s 10th chancellor, pending a vote on the terms by the UC Board of Regents in late November.
“University of California President Mark G. Yudof announced today (Nov. 8) that he has selected Nicholas B. Dirks, Columbia University’s executive vice president and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, as UC Berkeley’s 10th chancellor.
“Dirks, 61, the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History at Columbia and the author of three books on India, emerged as the top candidate after a six-month search. An advisory committee of UC faculty, students, staff, regents, alumni and foundation representatives was involved in screening applicants and conducting interviews.
“The UC Board of Regents will vote on terms of the appointment at a special meeting in late November.”
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