Santa Cruz: Administrative Officers
The chancellor was the chief administrative officer
on the Santa Cruz campus since it first began operations as a general
campus of the University in 1965.
Dean Eugene McHenry, 1961-74
Eugene McHenry was named first chancellor at Santa Cruz in 1961.
Born near Lompoc, California, on October 18, 1910, he received his
A.B. degree from the University (Los Angeles) in 1932, his M.A.
degree from Stanford in 1933, and the Ph.D. degree from the University
(Berkeley) in 1936.
After teaching at Williams College
and Pennsylvania State University, McHenry returned to the Los Angeles
campus as assistant professor of political science in 1939. He served
as coordinator of the Navy Training Program from 1943 to 1946. He
was dean of social sciences, 1947 to 1950, chairman of the Department
of Political Science, 1950 to 1952, and academic assistant to the
President (University-wide), 1958 to 1960. He achieved the rank
of full professor in 1950. From 1960 to 1963, he was University
dean of academic planning. McHenry directed surveys of higher education
in Nevada and Kansas City, and represented the University on committees
that developed the Master Plan Survey for Higher Education in California.
Mark N. Christensen, 1974-76
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mark N.
Christensen graduated from the University of Alaska in 1952 and
received his Ph.D. at Berkeley in 1959. He served in the U.S. army
form 1953-54 and worked as a research geologist in Alaska before
joining the faculty at UC Berkeley as a professor of geology and
geophysics in 1959. He served for two years as the chairman of the
Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. From 1965-67, he served
as assistant dean of the College of Letters and Science. In 1972,
he became a vice chancellor, a position he held until his appointment
as chancellor of Santa Cruz on July 1, 1974. He served for two years.
Robert L. Sinsheimer, 1977-87
Robert L. Sinsheimer completed both his undergraduate
and graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
was awarded the Ph.D. in biophysics in 1948. He was a staff member
at MIT from 1942 to 1949, when he was appointed an associate professor
at Iowa State College. In 1957 he joined the faculty of the California
Institute of Technology as a professor of biophysics. In 1968, he
became chairman of the Division of Biology at the California Institute
of Technology. He became chancellor at Santa Cruz on September 1,
1977, a position he held for ten years. source
Robert Stevens, 1987-91
Robert B. Stevens was born in England an
educated at Oxford University (Keble College), where he earned a
bachelor of arts, master of arts, and doctor of civil law degrees.
A legal historian, he served as president of Haverford College from
1978 until his appointment as chancellor at Santa Cruz in 1987.
Karl S. Pister, 1991-96
After serving for eight months as the interim
head of the Santa Cruz campus, Karl S. Pister became its official
chancellor on April 1, 1992. A native of Stockton, California, Pister
earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at UC Berkeley and his
Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A professor of civil engineering,
he joined the Berkeley faculty in 1952 and has held positions in
administration, faculty governance, research, and instruction. In
addition to serving as chairman and vice chairman of both departmental
and faculty senate units at Berkeley, Pister was chairman of the
universitywide Academic Council and Assembly of the Academic Senate,
the top academic governance position in the university. He was also
faculty representative to UC's Board of Regents. source
M.R.C. Greenwood, 1996-
M.R.C. Greenwood graduated summa cum laude
from Vassar College and received her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University.
She returned to Vassar where she was named the John Guy Vassar Professor
of Natural Sciences, Chair of the Department of Biology, and Director
of the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute. She then served
as Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach,
and Professor of Biology and Internal Medicine at UC Davis. From
1993-95, she held an appointment as Associate Director for Science
at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive
Office of the President of the United States. She became chancellor
of UC Santa Cruz on July 1, 1996. source