Statement on Nomination of Carol Christ as Chancellor of UC Berkeley

March 13, 2017

~~As a Cal Alum and the Senator who represents UC Berkeley, I am very pleased that Carol Christ has been nominated, and is willing to serve, as UC Berkeley’s 11th Chancellor.

Having spent 30 years at UC Berkeley as a faculty member, Dean, Provost and Vice Chancellor, as well as Christ’s service as the President of Smith College, I cannot think of a more appropriate or experienced leader to hold this post. I hope the Regents in their deliberations this coming Thursday agree.

As we anticipate celebrating Cal’s 150th anniversary next year, I welcome Carol Christ’s appointment as the first woman to lead UC Berkeley, leadership the campus has been awaiting and has deserved.  I look forward to her leadership and serving as her partner to advance the world’s premier public higher education institution.