Marye Anne Fox to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of California at San Diego

Marye Anne Fox has announced tht she will step down as chancellor of the University of California at San Diego at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year. She will stay on at the university to teach and conduct research as a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. As of next summer, Dr. Fox will have served eight years as chancellor.

Dr. Fox is a graduate of Notre Dame College. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Dartmouth College. Before coming to the University of California at San Diego, she taught for 22 years at the University of Texas. Then, she served as Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chancellor at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Fox is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2010 was awarded the National Medal of Science.

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