Fox to step down as UCSD chancellor, go back to clasroom

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox

UCSD Press Release

UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox announced Monday that she will step down as chancellor in June 2012 to return to teaching and research as a distinguished professor of chemistry at the university. The UC Office of the President will begin an international search for her successor this fall.

An internationally renowned scientist and educator, she was sa 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Science, among many other honors and awards.

“During her tenure as Chancellor at UC San Diego, Marye Anne Fox has added striking breadth and depth to the university’s already sterling reputation,” said Mark Yudof, President of the University of California. “The accomplishments of her service give renewed energy and purpose to the institution, and set a visionary course for the 21st century.”

The seventh Chancellor of UC San Diego, and the first woman to be appointed as permanent Chancellor, Fox assembled a diverse senior leadership team during her tenure which saw the campus and its faculty earn Nobel and Pulitzer prizes; garner top international and national rankings for research, teaching, medicine and the arts; gain international notice of the university’s discoveries, inventions and other achievements; and merit presidential recognition for a superlative record of public service.

   
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