Prof. Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric and TDPS) appointed Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design
Longtime professor Shannon Jackson has been named UC Berkeley’s first associate vice chancellor of arts and design, a role that will be pivotal in revitalizing the campus’s commitment to the arts.
Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele, in an April 16 email message announcing the new faculty leadership position, said a “creative ethos” accessible to all students is essential to a thriving campus culture. In her new role, Jackson will be charged with leading the effort to foster this creative ethos, they said.
The new associate vice chancellor is also charged with “tapping the enormous interdisciplinary strengths” of the campus’s presenting organizations and academic enterprise, wrote Dirks and Steele, and “positioning the arts as an essential bridge” between UC Berkeley and the Bay Area community and beyond.