UW News

December 14, 2004

UW dean of engineering named chancellor at UC Santa Cruz

The following is a statement by University of Washington Acting Provost David Thorud on today’s appointment of Denice D. Denton, dean of the UW College of Engineering, as the next chancellor of the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus:

“Denice Denton has been an outstanding engineering dean at the University of Washington and implemented numerous innovations to the education of engineers. She has helped foster a climate of interdisciplinary collaboration across the University and also been a staunch advocate for diversity in its broadest form. We congratulate her on this appointment to a leadership position at one of the University of California’s more progressive campuses. She has been an exceptional leader here at the UW, and we will miss her many contributions. We do take some pride in the fact that her administrative skills, honed at the UW, will be applied at an even higher level of responsibility in California.”


For more information, contact Elizabeth M. Irwin at UC Santa Cruz, (831) 459-2495, or Paul Schwartz with the UC Office of the President, (510) 987-9924. A copy of the UC Santa Cruz news release on the appointment is available on the Web at: www.ucop.edu/news/archives/2004/dec14.htm