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Marye Anne Fox '74AS

Photo of Marye Anne FoxChancellor Emerita
Professor of Chemistry
University of California San Diego

San Diego, California

Elected 2011 (Charter Trustee)
B.S. Notre Dame College
M.S. Cleveland State University
Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Marye Anne Fox, Ph.D., is Chancellor Emerita of the University of California San Diego, where she is also a distinguished professor of chemistry. In 2010, President Obama presented her with the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded in the United States. Previously, Fox served as a science advisor to George W. Bush during his tenure as governor of Texas, and later on President Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Fox currently serves on the boards of W.R. Grace and Red Hat. In addition, she has served on the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees along with numerous other nonprofit boards, including the Welch Foundation, Council on Competitiveness, the Association of American Universities, University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Scientific Affairs Committee. Fox holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Dartmouth. She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Dartmouth in 2012. She received a B.S. from Notre Dame College in Ohio and an M.S. from Cleveland State University. She is married to James K. Whitesell and has three sons and two stepsons.

Last Updated: 12/1/14