We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Emeritus Sam Davis as Faculty Retirement Liaison at UC Berkeley, beginning August 1, 2015. Sam will serve as an advisor for ladder-rank faculty who areconsidering retirement  In this newly-created position, he will offer assistance in negotiating pre- and post-retirement arrangements with their chairs and deans, including Pathway to Retirement agreements. He will help to identify common issues and ways for the campus to address them.

Sam brings to this new role highly relevant experience, deep knowledge of the Berkeley campus, and a fresh approach to considering retirement. He joined the faculty in 1971 after graduating from the schools of architecture at UC Berkeley and Yale.  After his retirement, he served as Interim Dean of the School of Social Welfare on the Berkeley campus (2011-12) and as Interim Dean of The College of Environmental Design (2008-09).  Earlier, he was Chair of the Department of Architecture (1993-96) and Associate Dean of the College of Environmental Design (1998-2002). 

Sam is committed to building on UC Berkeley's tradition of supporting faculty who wish to continue contributing to UC Berkeley’s research, teaching, and service missions.  Sam’s own post-retirement leadership on campus exemplifies the value that emeriti contributions can provide.

Sam will be available to Senate faculty throughout the campus by email (sdavis@berkeley.edu) and personal phone (510-712-0045).  Please join me in welcoming Sam to this new role as Faculty Retirement Liaison at UC Berkeley.