Richard Atkinson, Robert Dynes, V. Wayne Kennedy: interview
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Atkinson, Richard; Robert Dynes, and V. Wayne Kennedy. Interview conducted by Gary Robbins, November 13, 2017. The San Diego Technology Archive (SDTA), UC San Diego Library, La Jolla, CA.
Richard C. Atkinson is president emeritus of the University of California and professor emeritus of cognitive science and psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He served as president of the UC system from 1995 to 2003; his tenure was marked by innovative approaches to admissions and outreach, research initiatives to accelerate the University’s contributions to the state’s economy, and a challenge to the country’s most widely used admissions examination. Before becoming president he served for fifteen years as chancellor of UC San Diego, where he led that campus’s emergence as one of the leading research universities in the nation. He is a former director of the National Science Foundation, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a long-term member of the faculty at Stanford University.
Robert C. Dynes was the 18th president of the University of California, from 2003 to 2008. A first-generation college graduate and a distinguished physicist, Dynes served as the sixth chancellor of the UC’s San Diego campus from 1996 to 2003. He came to UC San Diego in 1990 after a 22-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he served as department head of semiconductor and material physics research and director of chemical physics research. As a professor of physics at UC San Diego, he founded an interdisciplinary laboratory where chemists, electrical engineers, and private industry researchers investigated the properties of metals, semiconductors and superconductors. He subsequently became chairman of the Department of Physics and then senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
V. Wayne Kennedy joined UC San Diego in 1973 as assistant vice chancellor for health sciences and associate dean for administration of the School of Medicine where he served for eight years. He was in charge of campus administrative functions as well as development and management of the annual operating and capital budgets. He also served in the University of California's Office of the President as Senior Vice President for Business and Finance on June 1, 1993 and served in that capacity until retiring September 1, 2000.
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