MARCH 7, 1997 (Vol. 17, No. 13)
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TIMELINE – 14 February 1996 to 6 March 1997
HARVARD PROVOST TO BE UCLA'S NEW CHIEF – Albert Carnesale, the provost of Harvard University and an adviser to presidents, was named on Thursday as UCLA's new chancellor and successor to Charles E. Young to lead the campus into the next millennium.
CARNESALE'S ROAD TO UCLA HAS BEEN LONG, REWARDING – For Albert Carnesale, UCLA's new chancellor, the journey that brought him to Murphy Hall has been a remarkable one. "It's a great country," said the 60-year-old nuclear engineer and provost of Harvard, whose 12-page resume includes such accomplishments as arms-control negotiator and presidential adviser. "My father was a taxi driver, my mother a clerk. I grew up in a tenement on the fourth floor of a walk-up in the Bronx. My ambition as a youngster was to find a job where you wear a white shirt and tie and earn at least $100 a week. So this is beyond my wildest dreams. UCLA is one of the finest universities, public or private, in the country." In a wide-ranging exclusive interview from his office at Harvard, Carnesale spoke of his history, his aspirations for UCLA and his move from a private Ivy League school to a public university in the West.
LEADERSHIP OF CAMPUS IN GOOD HANDS –
CAMPUS PROFILE – UCLA began as a two-year teachers college in downtown Los Angeles in 1919. Today, with an enrollment of nearly 35,000, UCLA educates more students than any other college or university in California, public or private. For the past 29 years, UCLA has been led by Chancellor Charles E. Young. When Young became Chancellor on Sept. 1, 1968, he was the youngest chief executive of any major university in the nation; today, he is the longest-serving and his impact on the campus is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that he has signed 75 percent of the diplomas held by UCLA's 275,000 living alumni. Additional facts and figures on UCLA's growth and development under Chancellor Young:
CAMPUS'S NEW STAR GETS RAVE REVIEWS – The campus community enthusiastically embraced UCLA's new chancellor, Albert Carnesale, as a talented academician and administrator with the skills and vision necessary to lead the university into the next millennium.
NORTHERN BRANCH CHANCELLOR NAMED – OAKLAND -- Robert M. Berdahl, an historian who is the president of the University of Texas at Austin and a nationally recognized leader on issues facing higher education, was appointed Thursday as chancellor of UC Berkeley.
QUOTABLE – "UCLA is its people. It's the people who have caused me to stay in love with it. My only advice to my successor is to get to know this place as I have, to love it and to always act toward it the way a lover should act with a loved one." Chancellor Charles E. Young.
THE MISTY VIEW FROM HARVARD YARD – For those who might be curious about Albert Carnesale, let me tell you a little about him. I first got to know him when he was academic dean at the Kennedy School of Government -- before he became dean -- and I was the previous dean's executive assistant. Al and I spent a lot of time together in long committee meetings. We shared one characteristic: Talkative by nature, we both were very quiet in the abnormal circumstance of administrative-committee meetings. For me, it was a matter of rank. For Al, it was a matter of wisdom. He's a listener.
CURRICULUM OF VITAE – Friends of Al – Quotes from Michael Intriligator, Michael Dukakis, Neil L. Rudenstine, and Mark Kleiman.
BUILDING ON A TRADITION OF GREATNESS - With the appointment Thursday of Harvard University Provost Albert Carnesale as chancellor, UCLA welcomes the eighth chief executive in its 78-year history. Several highly effective leaders C variously titled director, vice president, provost and chancellor C have come before, each of whom has left an indelible and unique imprint upon the campus. With distinctive personal styles and the common goal of building a great university, these chief executives have nurtured and shepherded UCLA from its creation to the present day