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Search Begins for Berkeley's Next Provost

Review of Nominations Began on Oct. 1, Decision Could Come in February

Posted October 6, 1999

The search for Berkeley's next chief academic officer will be limited to internal candidates and is under way.

A search committee, chaired by chemistry Professor Paul Bartlett, has been formed and charged with recommending individuals to replace current Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ. Christ is stepping down from her post June 30, 2000, to return to teaching full time.

"The search committee is pleased that the search will be internal to the campus, since we have confidence that we will find colleagues here with the appropriate perspective and leadership abilities," said Bartlett. "Nevertheless, in view of the important role of the Executive Vice Chancellor at Berkeley, finding someone to carry on in Carol Christ's place will be a challenge, and the committee will need to rely on the wisdom and help of the entire campus community in reaching its recommendations."

The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is the campus's chief academic officer and has principal responsibility for planning, implementation and assessment of all academic policies and programs, including review of faculty appointments, tenure and promotion and attendant budgetary matters. The incumbent also represents the campus on academic issues to a broad range of constituents and acts as chancellor in Robert Berdahl's absence.

Review of nominations began Oct. 1, and the position will remain open until filled. The committee hopes to make its recommendations to the chancellor by Feb. 1, 2000.

Confidential nominations can be sent to the chairman, care of the Chancellor's Office, 200 California Hall.



October 6 - 12, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 9)
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