University of California, San Diego
JOHN MUIR COLLEGE
February 15, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
H&SS 2250 has been renamed in honor of Patrick J. Ledden, Provost of John Muir College, former associate chancellor and a mathematician with an enthusiasm for literature and public art. His death came in October 2003.
In 1987, Ledden assumed duties as the second provost of Muir College. An ardent supporter of undergraduate education, he encouraged intellectual breadth among undergraduate course offerings and championed the development of interdisciplinary programs such as critical gender studies, environmental studies and film studies. A true Renaissance man, he also cared deeply about the humanities and arts, with interests ranging from the literature of James Joyce to the sculpture projects in UCSD's renowned Stuart Collection.
Pat Ledden's mind ranged widely, and his most enduring legacy may be seen in his beloved students, to whom he communicated his enthusiasm for learning.