PoliSci Prof. Gilliam Named to Head UNC Greensboro

Political Science and Public Policy Prof. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., who has served as Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs since 2008, has been selected as the new Chancellor for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

In announcing his departure this coming September, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block called Prof. Gilliam “a visionary leader, skilled administrator, and renowned scholar of public policy and politics” who has been “instrumental in advancing UCLA’s civic engagement through community partnerships and research addressing some of society’s most pressing problems.”

Prof. Gilliam first joined UCLA Political Science as an Assistant Professor in 1986 — from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison. This past April, the Liberty Hill Foundation honored him with its annual Upton Sinclair Award, for innovative work at Luskin School in promoting strong programs, leadership, and research — all towards advancing social justice.

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