The University of California Board of Regents confirmed the new chancellor of UC San Francisco at a board meeting today.
Sam Hawgood, 61, was UC president Janet Napolitano’s selection for the position and was unanimously voted in by the regents, according to a statement released by Napolitano’s office.
Hawgood was chosen from a pool of more than 375 candidates assembled by a search committee of regents, faculty, alumni, staff and students. He was interviewed along with six other finalists before being selected for the position.
Hawgood had served as the school’s interim chancellor since April 1. Prior to that, he served as the dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, which received more research funding than any other medical school in the country under his leadership.
“As chancellor, I will have both the opportunity and indeed the obligation to provide forward-looking leadership and make UCSF a model for the country at a time of such great opportunity in the health sciences,” Hawgood said in a statement.
UCSF is the second-largest employer in the city with 22,800 faculty and staff. The university also generates more than 17,000 additional jobs locally, according to the UC Office of the President.
Andrew Dickey, Bay City News