Winter 2006

Feature Story

Campbell on Leave to Serve California

Haas School Dean Tom Campbell is taking on the budget challenges facing the state of California as the new director of the Department of Finance in the Schwarzenegger administration starting December 1.

When announcing the appointment Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said of Campbell, "Tom is a brilliant economist with intricate, first-hand knowledge of public and fiscal policy who shares my commitment to getting California's fiscal house in order."

Campbell has taken a leave from his deanship at the Haas School and expects to return after two budget cycles. Acting Dean Richard Lyons is already in place during his absence.

"Tom Campbell has led the Haas School brilliantly. Losing his leadership, even for a short time, will be felt here," said UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau. "Part of the mission of a great university is public service, so we are pleased to loan Tom to the state where his keen understanding and expertise will benefit all Californians."