Laury Oaks New Chair, Leila Rupp Returns as Grad Director

July 1 marks academic year transitions at UCSB and within our department. The department thanks Eileen Boris for her never-ending advocacy of our department as Chair. As of July 1, Laury Oaks stepped into the Chair position, knowing that Eileen's footsteps will be very hard to fill. The department is very pleased that Leila Rupp has returned to the Graduate Director position. Many thanks go out to Lou Anne Lockwood and Christina Toy for all of the work they do for our faculty and students throughout the year, including the summer. May everyone enjoy the summer as we look forward to a new year of change, including our junior faculty search.