Campbell, 49, is to fill the vacancy left by Laura D'Andrea
Tyson, who earlier this year became dean of the London Business
School. UC Berkeley's Haas School is the second oldest business
school in the United States and provides top-ranked business
and management programs.
"Tom Campbell fits the Haas School's mission perfectly,
in the breadth of his experience and in his perspective.
He is a legal scholar who holds a PhD in economics, is extraordinarily
knowledgeable about business issues, is dedicated to public
service and is an educator of considerable achievement,"
Campbell has been a law professor at Stanford University
since 1983. He was elected five times to represent the Silicon
Valley area of California in Congress. Among his legislative
achievements were authorship of the 1998 Food Bank Relief
Act and the 2000 Peace Corps Reauthorization Act.
Campbell also was elected as a California state senator
in 1993. During a two-year term, he earned ratings by the
Sacramento-based "California Journal" as the most ethical
state senator, the best overall senator and the state Senate's
"The chance to be dean at such a prestigious business school
is a tremendous honor and opportunity. That it is at a public
university enables me to combine both public service and
education: the two career paths my life has followed. My
wife already is in the Berkeley family, so this makes it
unanimous," said Campbell.
Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan said today,
"Tom Campbell is a brilliant choice to lead the Haas School
of Business. He will bring to the job a rare combination
of keen intellect, great energy, broad policy experience
and impeccable integrity and fairness. We will miss him
greatly as a colleague at Stanford Law School, but Stanford's
loss is Berkeley's great gain."
A native of Chicago, Campbell earned his bachelor's and
master's degrees in economics at the University of Chicago,
and a law degree from Harvard in 1976. He returned to the
University of Chicago, earning a PhD in economics there
in 1980. His dissertation was the first quantitative measurement
of discrimination against women in federal civil service
He served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron
White from 1977 to 1978 and, the year before that, for U.S.
Court of Appeals Judge George E. MacKinnon. He practiced
law at Winston & Strawn in Chicago until 1980, when he became
a White House fellow in the Office of the Chief of Staff.
He then served as executive assistant to the U.S. Deputy
Attorney General and became the youngest person ever to
be appointed director of the Bureau of Competition in the
Federal Trade Commission, where he served from 1981 to 1983,
when he joined the faculty of Stanford Law School.
He is married to Susanne Campbell, who works at the UC
Berkeley-based Institute of Management, Innovation,& Organization.
As executive director of the UC Berkeley-St. Petersburg
University School of Management Program, she has served
as the liaison between the management institute and St.
Petersburg University since 1993. UC Berkeley was instrumental
in helping to launch St. Petersburg's School of Management
As dean of the Haas School, Tom Campbell will be leading
a school that annually enrolls more than 1,600 students
in its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as
well as hundreds of senior managers in a series of non-degree
executive development programs.
The school has approximately 30,000 alumni worldwide. Its
programs benefit significantly from UC Berkeley's practice
of interdisciplinary research and teaching and the school's
strong connections to Silicon Valley.
"Tom Campbell is a world-class leader, intellectually curious,
a fantastic fundraiser and an outstanding communicator.
With his business, legal and political experience, representing
the people of California and of Silicon Valley, in particular,
he brings something unique to the business school," said
Silicon Valley businessman Arun Sarin, who served on the
dean's search committee and is a 1978 graduate of the Haas
School's MBA program.
"Tom is a fantastic motivator. He has the passion, leadership
skills, energy and the ability to do what will be necessary
to take this school to the top. It's a perfect match," said
Sarin, CEO of KKR Telecom in San Francisco.