UC Berkeley News


Le Grande selected as interim head of Student Affairs

10 January 2007

Harry Le Grande (Keith Stevenson photo)

Harry Le Grande has been named interim vice chancellor for student affairs, effective Jan. 1. In that role he succeeds Genaro Padilla, who stepped down at the end of 2006, after more than 10 years as a senior administrator, to return to teaching and research as a professor in the English department.

Le Grande will lead efforts to provide student- and faculty-support programs relating to academic development, retention, admissions and financial aid, multicultural diversity, campus outreach, student conduct, residential living, and other student-related matters.

A staff member at Berkeley since 1981, Le Grande has taken on successively more responsible positions in student affairs and has served as associate vice chancellor of student affairs for residential and student service programs since 2004. An internationally recognized leader in the college and university student-housing field, Le Grande is also active in local and national civic organizations, including the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, which has recognized him with a Meritorious Service Award.

He holds a bachelor's degree in social ecology, with emphasis in mental health, from UC Irvine, and a master's of education, with emphasis in college student-services administration, from Oregon State University.