- University of California, Berkeley, officials announced Thursday that Nicholas B. Dirks has been selected to become the school's next chancellor.
- Dirks comes to UC Berkeley from Columbia University, where he is executive vice president, as well as dean of the faculty for Arts and Sciences.
- Dirks is expected to step into the role on June 1, replacing Robert J. Birgeneau, though the UC Board of Regents is expected to meet in late November to vote on his salary and other employment terms.
From the article:
"... Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice president and dean of the faculty for Arts and Sciences at that New York campus, is expected to become the head of UC Berkeley on June 1, succeeding Robert J. Birgeneau in one of the most prominent posts in American higher education. The 36,000-student UC campus often ranks as the best public university in the nation by various measures. ..."