Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
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George R. Blumenthal is the 10th chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. His appointment followed many years as a distinguished professor, researcher, and campus leader.
He held several key leadership roles in the University of California system. During 2004-2005, Blumenthal served as chair of the UC Academic Senate. He was faculty representative to the UC Regents from 2003 to 2005, and he chaired the UC Santa Cruz division of the Academic Senate from 2001 to 2003. Earlier, he served as department chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Blumenthal is chairman of the California Association for Research in Astronomy’s W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and he is a member of the California Council on Science and Technology.
Chancellor Blumenthal is known for his efforts to increase access to the University and for his commitment to diversity among students, staff, and faculty.