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academic administrator , Law educator

Mark George Yudof, American academic administrator, law educator. Bar: Pennsylvania 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1976, Texas 1980.

Background

Yudof, Mark George was born on October 30, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jack and Eleanor (Parris) Yudof.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, University Pennsylvania, 1965. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, University Pennsylvania, 1968.

Career

Law clerk to judge United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), 1968-1969. Associate general counsel to American Bar Association study Federal Trade Commission, 1969. Research associate Harvard Center Law and Education, 1969-1970, senior staff attorney, 1970-1971.

Lecturer Harvard Graduate School Education, 1970-1971. Assistant professor law University Texas, Austin, 1971-1974, professor, 1974—1997, since 2002, associate dean, 1979-1984, James A. Elkins Century, Central chair in law, 1983-1997, dean, 1984-1994, executive vice president, provost, 1994-1997, John Jeffers research chair in law, 1991-1994. President University Minnesota, 1997—2002, president emeritus, since 2002.

Chancellor University Texas Systems, 2002—2008, Jamail regents chair higher education leadership, 2002—2008, Wright chair federal courts, 2002—2008. President University California Systems, since 2008. Of counsel Pennzoil versus Texaco, 1987.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1976, Texas 1980.

Works

Membership

Member Texas Governor's Task Force on School Finance, 1989-1990, Texas Governor's Select Committee on Education, 1988. Board directors Freedom to Read Foundation, 1989-1991. Member Austin Cable Commission, 1981-1984, chairman, 1982.

Member national panel on school desegregation research Ford Foundation, 1977-1980. Member state executive committee University Interscholastic League, 1983-1986. Board directors Jewish Children's Regional Service, 1980-1986.

Member Governor's Select Task Force on Public Education, 1995. Member Telecomms. Infrastructure Fund Board, State of Texas, 1995-1997. Advisory board National Institute for Literacy, 2002-2006, President Council on Service and Civic Participation, since 2006.

Chairman Council Public University President and Chancellors, since 2006. Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation. Member: Education Testing Service (member board directors 2000-2002), American Council Education (member committee on leadership and institutional effectiveness 2000), Association American Law Schools (chairman law and education section 1983-1984, executive committee 1988-1990), Texas Bar Foundation, American Law Institute.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: collecting antique maps.

Connections

Married Judith Lynn Gomel, July 11, 1965. Children: Seth Adam, Samara Lisa.

father:
Jack Yudof

mother:
Eleanor (Parris) Yudof

spouse:
Judith Lynn Gomel

children:
Seth Adam Yudof

Samara Lisa Yudof