University of California, San Diego


October 6, 2008


SUBJECT:    Revelle College Provost to Step Down at Culmination of
the Academic Year

After a five-year term of dedicated service as Provost of Revelle College and a two-year term as Chair of the Council of Provosts, Professor Daniel Wulbert has announced that he is stepping down as Provost, effective June 30, 2009. He will return to teaching and research in the Department of Mathematics following a well-deserved period of sabbatical.

Professor Wulbert has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at UCSD since 1973, specializing in Approximation Theory and Functional Analysis. He received his bachelor of science degree from Knox College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to his professorial appointment at UCSD, Professor Wulbert studied at the Teddington Laboratories in England and the University of Lund in Sweden, and served as an assistant professor at the University of Washington.

During Professor Wulbert's term as Provost, Revelle College celebrated the landmark 40th anniversary of Revelle (First) College, with an array of interesting events and activities for students, alumni, the campus, and the San Diego community. Dan has served on numerous committees throughout his tenure as Provost. He chaired the committee that planned the very successful Welcome Week activities for Fall 2008, including the Convocation and dinner on the RIMAC field that attracted an enthusiastic audience of over 3000 incoming students. Provost Wulbert has long been active in working to generate scholarship support for undergraduates and has served as Founding Chair of the Prestigious Scholarship Committee for the past five years. He is currently a member of the Revelle Building Advisory Committee and the Revelle-Muir Neighborhood Planning Committee, working with architects and University planning offices to design three buildings to house an additional 500 undergraduate students.

In addition to his leadership of Revelle College, Provost Wulbert has long been engaged in activities to enhance and enrich the quality of undergraduate education on campus, including service as Interim Provost of Thurgood Marshall College, Chair of the Curriculum Committee at Thurgood Marshall College, and as Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics.

Please join me in thanking Provost Daniel Wulbert for his many contributions to the campus, both past and future. We are especially grateful that he has agreed to continue serving as Revelle Provost during 2008-09 while a search for his successor is carried out. The search will be conducted internally and will commence early this Fall Quarter.

Paul W. Drake
Senior Vice Chancellor