Thursday, March 27, 2008

And the winner is...

Mark Yudof, our new university president.

Read more here.

Of note: Yudof is also a "lawyer and expert in free speech, education and constitutional law" at the University of Texas.

Since the UCOP office is in Oakland, it may not be outside the realm of possibilities that we'll see him soon here at Boalt.

Let's hope so, as he also comes with a much higher price compared to Dynes (the man he replaces). A 50% increase to $600k+++.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to his bio, he was a visiting prof at Boalt at some point:

"While on the law faculty at U.T. Austin, he also served periods as a visiting professor at the law schools at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley, and he conducted research as a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick in England."

3/27/2008 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever I read about a university administrator who's "an expert in free speech," I worry about the free speech rights of students. Hope I'm wrong.

3/27/2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Well, if he wasn't an expert in free speech, he will be soon!

Anyway, at (almost) a million dollars a year, I kind of hope the new highest paid public official in California spends his time kicking ass for the whole UC system, not just 30-odd Boalties in Room 110.

If I don't get my wish, and he spots us a semester as a professor at Boalt, those doughnuts better be flowing!

3/27/2008 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yudof will be the first president in two decades from outside California to lead the UC system, which has more than 220,000 students and 170,000 faculty and staff members.

"We are paying for the best, and we expect him to be fighting for the money to increase competitiveness at all levels," said Matt Corrales, a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.

Outsiders can offer unique (insightful) perspectives, but I hope he's also an expert at finding strings to pull in Sacramento.

3/29/2008 3:17 AM  

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