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June 16, 2003

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The appointment of mathematics professor Daniel Wulbert as provost of Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego, is announced by Marsha A. Chandler, UCSD Senior Vice Chancellor.

A member of the Department of Mathematics since 1973, Wulbert specializes in Approximation Theory and Functional Analysis. He currently serves as chair of the Curriculum Committee at Thurgood Marshall College and as vice chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics.

“Wulbert’s past service as interim provost of Thurgood Marshall College and his outstanding commitment to teaching and the UCSD undergraduate college system make him exceptionally well suited to provide leadership in the continued excellence of Revelle College, “ Chandler said.

Wulbert replaces Tom Bond, who ended a 20-year term as provost of Revelle College with his retirement this month.

In accepting the post Wulbert noted that “the tradition of Revelle College is to uncompromisingly maintain the highest academic standards. The students, staff and faculty of the college have a reputation for being dedicated and talented. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with them to benefit the UCSD education programs.”

Barbara Sawrey, a member of the Revelle College provost search committee, commented that “Dan is an excellent choice to be the next Revelle provost. He is recognized as a strong supporter of UCSD’s unique college system. Because of his past experience as an acting provost, he knows the nature of the position. Dan clearly enjoys his interactions with students.”

Nancy Groves, another member of the Revelle College provost search committee, added that “Wulbert is truly interested in undergraduates; he literally exudes enthusiasm about them.” And John Wixted, another search committee member, noted that Wulbert has “a high regard for the rigorous general education requirements of Revelle, and is especially well qualified for the job, having served as an interim provost.”

The 61-year-old Wulbert balances his academic side with cycling. He commutes to work from his Cardiff home by bike, and he is an amateur national champion: three times on the road, three times on the track.

At national competition in Bakersfield last July, Wulbert did extremely well, winning the Criterium, the time-trial and placing second in the road race by a couple of minutes. He left with the best all-around rider award, beating out riders in every age group while competing in 100-degree plus heat.

Wulbert received his bachelor of science degree from Knox College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. He studied at the Teddington Laboratories in England and the University of Lund in Sweden before serving as an assistant professor at the University of Washington, from 1967 to joining UCSD in 1973.

He has published approximately 50 works in Approximation Theory and Functional Analysis.

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