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Sawrey Re-elected to American Chemical Society Board of Directors

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Barbara Sawrey

Barbara A. Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education at UC San Diego, has been re-elected director-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She began her second three-year term on Jan. 1.

A resident of La Jolla, Sawrey has been a member of the department of chemistry and biochemistry since 1984. She received her B.S. in 1973 from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, an M.A. in 1982 from San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in 1983 jointly from UC San Diego and San Diego State University.

She received the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women in the Chemical Sciences in 2002 and a UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997.