Regents appoint Mark G. Yudof new University of California president


Published Mar 27, 2008 7:08 PM

The UC Board of Regents voted unanimously today (March 27) to appoint Mark G. Yudof, current head of the University of Texas system and a recognized leader in American higher education, the 19th president of the UC system.

Yudof, 63, will succeed Robert C. Dynes, who announced last August his intention to step down by June 2008 after nearly five years in the position. Yudof's appointment will become effective June 16. He will also hold a faculty position at UC Berkeley.

"I want to tell you how enthusiastic I am about the opportunity to join the University of California and how optimistic I am about the future," Yudof said. "The campuses of the University of California comprise the premiere public university system in the world. It's an institution of extraordinary academic stature. It has a tremendous faculty, which I think in some ways is its greatest asset. And it offers tremendous opportunity and service in this great diverse state."

Read the complete story in UCLA Today Online.



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