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Mayor Lee’s Statement on UCSF Chancellor Appointment

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) appointment of Sam Hawgood to Chancellor.

“I would like to congratulate Sam Hawgood on his appointment as Chancellor of the University of California San Francisco. During his impressive 32-year tenure at UCSF, Chancellor Hawgood helped the University become a leader in research and primary care education. As a clinician, researcher, teacher, mentor and leader of the University, Chancellor Hawgood has ensured that students are prepared for the jobs in the 21st century economy and that our City remains a leader in research and innovation.

San Francisco maintains a strong partnership with UCSF to ensure that we remain a city with the most educated workforce and remain a worldwide leader in cutting edge biotechnology and life science discoveries.

I look forward to working with Chancellor Hawgood as he takes the helm of UCSF and continues its acclaimed and award winning work in science, medicine and research and helps us ensure San Francisco remains the Innovation Capital of the World.”