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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2002
University of California Office of the President

Media Contacts:
Deniene Erickson
(510) 987-0997
deniene.erickson@ucop.edu

Committee Appointed to Select New UC Riverside Chancellor

An 18-member committee of University of California regents, faculty, students, alumni and staff has been appointed by UC President Richard C. Atkinson to advise him on the selection of a new chancellor for UC Riverside.

Raymond L. Orbach, who has been chancellor at UC Riverside since 1992, was nominated in December to head the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. The position requires Senate confirmation.

A nationwide search for Orbach's successor began last month. The committee will meet with faculty, students, staff, alumni and community leaders next Friday, Jan. 18, with the goal of settling on a final candidate by April.

Regents on the advisory committee include Judith L. Hopkinson, Joanne Corday Kozberg, Sherry L. Lansing, John J. Moores, Tom Sayles and regents' Chair S. Sue Johnson. Atkinson will chair the committee. Faculty representatives from UC Riverside include William Jury, professor of soil physics, Christine Gailey, professor of women's studies and Noel Keen, professor of plant pathology.

Other committee members are Gayle N. Binion, vice chair of the UC Academic Council and a political science professor, UC Santa Barbara; Alfonso Cárdenas, a computer science professor, UCLA; Liam Corey and David Lee, student representatives, UCR; Manuel N. Gómez, vice chancellor for student affairs, UC Irvine; Javier Hernandez, a staff representative, UCR; Elliott McIntire, alumni representative, UCR; and Amy Harrison, a UC Riverside Foundation representative.

C. Judson King, UC provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, Bruce B. Darling, UC senior vice president of University Affairs, and Patrick Hayashi , UC associate president, and will act as consultants to the committee.

More than 14,000 students are enrolled at UC Riverside. The campus dates to 1907, when it was established as a citrus research station. In 1959, it became a general University of California campus, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.


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