Prof. Mark Yudof
Member of Public Standing
Mark G. Yudof, who served as the 19th president of the University of California from June 2008 through September 2013, is a professor of law emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. As UC President, he led a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, a statewide agriculture and natural resources program, and more than 230,000 students.
He served as chancellor of the University of Texas system from August 2002 to May 2008, and as president of the four-campus University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2002. Before that, he served as dean of the law school at the University of Texas at Austin from 1984 to 1994, and as the university’s executive vice president and provost from 1994 to 1997.
President Emeritus Yudof is a renowned authority on constitutional law, freedom of expression and education law. He currently serves as a senior consultant to the Schusterman Philanthropies. A Philadelphia native, he earned both LL.B. and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion awarded him an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.