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
"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."