Dr. Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor, University of California San Diego, USA
Marye Anne Fox, a nationally known chemist and academic leader, was appointed the seventh Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego in April 2004. She also holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and has received honorary degrees from 12 leading institutions.
In October 2010, US President Barack Obama named Dr. Fox as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors.
Previously Dr. Fox was Chancellor and Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University, a post she held since 1998. Prior to that she spent 22 years at the University of Texas, where she was Vice President for Research.
During her career Dr. Fox has served as visiting professor at Harvard University, the University of Iowa, the University of Chicago, the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and the Chemistry Research Promotion Center in Taipei. She has also received numerous research and teaching awards.
Dr. Fox serves on numerous boards including the Council on Competitiveness, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST), the Association of American Universities (AAU) and World Universities Network (WUN).
She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Notre Dame College, a master’s degree in science from Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. She has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and to fellowships in both the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.