Noted chemist Marye Anne Fox will serve as the next chancellor of the University of California, San Diego—the first woman permanently appointed chancellor of the university. She currently serves as chancellor of, and professor of chemistry at, North Carolina State University.
Fox served previously as vice president for research at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of President George W. Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has received numerous awards for teaching and research from professional societies in the U.S. and abroad.
A graduate of Notre Dame, Fox received an MS from Cleveland State and, in 1974, a doctorate from Dartmouth. She holds honorary degrees from universities in France, Northern Ireland, and Spain and has held more than 50 endowed lectureships at universities worldwide.
Her new appointment was ratified in April by the board of UC Regents.
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Last Updated: 5/30/08