Gratitude and warm holiday wishes

December 20, 2023

Dear Colleagues, 

 As 2023 ends, I want to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for all that you do on behalf of UC Berkeley. The brilliance of your research, your dedication to our students, and your commitment to the institution make us the world’s premier public university. This year had its challenges, testing us in many ways, but, as I have come to expect after 35 years at Berkeley, you rose to the occasion.

 I've shared my thoughts and holiday wishes in a short video message. I hope you can take a moment to watch it and join me in celebrating our journey as we look ahead to an even brighter future.

 Watch the video message

 Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. Fiat lux and Go Bears!

 Benjamin E. Hermalin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost