Search committee recommends Mark G. Yudof be appointed next UC president


Published Apr 1, 2008 8:00 AM

See update of this story: Mark G. Yudof named new University of California president in unanimous vote by UC regents.

The UC Regents committee conducting the search for the next University of California president is recommending to the Board of Regents that Mark G. Yudof, currently head of the University of Texas system, be appointed to lead the UC system, Regents Chairman and search committee Chairman Richard C. Blum announced today (March 20).

It is expected that the full Board of Regents will schedule a meeting in the near future to act on the appointment of a new president.

Yudof, one of the leading figures in American higher education, has served as chancellor of the UT system since 2002. He heads one of the largest university systems in the country with 15 campuses, 185,000 students and an annual operating budget of $10.7 billion. Yudof previously was president of the University of Minnesota and a longtime faculty member, dean and provost at the University of Texas at Austin.

Read more about today's presidential appointment on the UC Web site.



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