Professor Miguel A. García-Garibay has been appointed senior dean of the UCLA College. He will serve a two-year term beginning November 1, 2022.
A member of UCLA’s faculty for more than three decades, García-Garibay has served as dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at UCLA since July 1, 2016. Prior to that he served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry from 2012 to 2016, as the department’s vice chair from 2005 to 2008, and as diversity advisor for the Division of Physical Sciences from 2009 to 2012. A passionate scholar and scientist, García-Garibay’s research group has earned worldwide recognition in the fields of organic photochemistry, solid-state organic chemistry and physical organic chemistry.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Darnell Hunt’s October 25, 2022 announcement:
I am pleased to announce that Dean of Physical Sciences Miguel A. García-Garibay has been appointed senior dean of the UCLA College. He will serve a two-year term beginning Nov. 1, when current senior dean David Schaberg steps down.
The five deans of the College lead their respective divisions and share responsibility for College-wide issues and functions. As senior dean, García-Garibay will be responsible for coordinating College-wide planning, budgeting, activities and decisions related to staffing, policies and development. He will also represent the College at meetings and events on campus, systemwide and externally.
García-Garibay joined the UCLA chemistry and biochemistry faculty in 1992 and has served as dean of the Division of Physical Sciences since 2016. As dean, he has provided thoughtful and strategic leadership to his division and the College while also developing a culture of cooperation and inclusion. In the past six years, he has significantly expanded his division’s academic offerings, led multiple collaborations in research and inclusive teaching, invested in the student experience, and had remarkable success in recruiting and retaining exceptional faculty.
Chancellor Block and I look forward to working with Dean García-Garibay in this additional role for the benefit of the College and UCLA as a whole.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost