This is my last message as Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division to you. I head off to retirement at the end of the month, and pass the baton to Lisa García Bedolla, who will be a wonderful advocate for graduate education.
It has been a tremendous privilege to lead the Graduate Division during the last few years. I have learned so much about the breadth and excellence of Berkeley’s different graduate programs.
More importantly, I have learned so much from you, our brilliant graduate students. You bring such an incredible range of life experiences and perspectives that I now understand why Berkeley’s graduate programs enjoy such a stellar reputation.
I look forward to seeing the research that you will do over your lifetimes, and the impact that you will have on your chosen professions. I sign off with best wishes to each of you, and deepest thanks for the opportunity to serve you..
Fiona M. Doyle
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
and Dean of the Graduate Division