August 16, 2016

Dear Colleagues: 

I am writing today to say that I have informed President Napolitano of my intention to step down as Chancellor once a successor is selected and in place. It has been a great honor to serve as the 10th Chancellor of Berkeley, and I am proud of all we have accomplished. Over the summer I have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to step aside and allow someone else to take up the financial and institutional challenges ahead of us. 

August 2, 2016

Dear Campus Community, 

After 35 years of service to UC Berkeley, Harry Le Grande has informed me he will retire from his position as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on December 31

Harry’s leadership and singular focus on students will be missed by all. He has dedicated his entire career to student service, and I have valued Harry’s perspective on my leadership team. 

July 20, 2016

As follow-up to the announcement I made on April 26, I am pleased to tell you that Carol Christ has agreed to continue serving as interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost through June 30, 2017.

June 15, 2016

April 27, 2016

April 26, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 11, 2016

Dear Colleagues, 

April 1, 2016

March 31, 2016

Dear campus colleagues,

We write to provide you with important news concerning CSS and an update on the campus’s comprehensive strategic planning and analysis initiative we announced in February.

March 30, 2016

Dear Campus Colleagues:

This is the first in what we expect will be a series of regular updates about the campus strategic planning process Chancellor Dirks announced last month. The goal of these updates is to keep you informed of our progress, our timeline, as well as opportunities to get involved.

March 27, 2016

TO: Campus Community

I am writing to inform the Berkeley campus community that I have appointed Carla Hesse as the interim lead for the our efforts to improve and enhance the university’s response to sexual harassment and assault.  Hesse is the Dean of Social Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Letters & Science. She has been a Berkeley faculty member in the History Department since 1989.

TO: Campus Community

I am writing to inform the Berkeley campus community that I have appointed Carla Hesse as the interim lead for the our efforts to improve and enhance the university’s response to sexual harassment and assault.  Hesse is the Dean of Social Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Letters & Science. She has been a Berkeley faculty member in the History Department since 1989.

March 24, 2016

Dear Campus Community, 

We write to you today to follow up on last week’s message about our collective work to prevent and address sexual harassmentassault, and violence on the UC Berkeley campus.

March 22, 2016

Dear campus community, 

I am writing to inform you that law professor Melissa Murray has been named interim dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Her appointment, which begins today, was decided with broad input from Berkeley Law faculty, students and staff following the March 10 resignation of former Dean Sujit Choudhry.

March 9, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that after a comprehensive internal search, Professor Benjamin Hermalin has agreed to serve as the next Vice Provost for the Faculty.  Ben will succeed the current Vice Provost, Janet Broughton, when she retires in June at the end of her five-year term. 

February 10, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Today, we announce a strategic planning process designed to ensure our excellence in the face of continuing financial challenges.   This process is comprehensive, encompassing academic and administrative realignment, investment in our fundraising and revenue-generating activities, and the reexamination of all our discretionary expenditures, including athletics and capital costs.

January 21, 2016

Dear campus commuity,

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Paul Alivisatos as Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor, Research, effective March 1, 2016. Interim Vice Chancellor Christopher McKee, has agreed to continue in that role until then, and we want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Chris for his excellent service to the campus.

January 14, 2016

December 15, 2015

Dear campus community,

It is my pleasure to report to you today, following a nationwide search, that I am appointing Julie M. Hooper as the new Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations (formerly known as University Relations.)