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Following is the text of the message Dean Hawgood sent to the school community today:
The wonderful talent and passionate commitment of the UCSF community has made 2013 an eventful and richly rewarding year.
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the new UC President, Janet Napolitano, when she visited the campus to learn about our singular place in the great public university she now leads. One memorable session was her meeting with a delegation of our students. While they acknowledged the stress of high tuition and student loans, the central message I heard them voice again and again was their happiness to be here. “Hearing that I was accepted at UCSF was the best moment of my life,” they told the President.
This week, we learned that our Chancellor will be leaving to lead the world’s largest foundation, a position of tremendous global importance and impact. We should all take great pride that one of our own has been chosen to take on this challenge. It has and will continue to be a privilege to work with Susan Desmond-Hellmann, and I am humbled yet excited about the responsibility of leading the campus during the transition, beginning in April next year.
I end the year with great optimism, confidence in our ability to thrive in dynamic times, and deep personal gratitude for the contributions that each and every one of you make on a daily basis to ensure the success of our community. I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday season.