President William Powers named UC-Berkeley’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year

Christine Ayala

President William Powers Jr. was named the University of California at Berkeley’s Alumnus of the year for 2014.

Powers received his undergraduate chemistry degree at UC-Berkeley in 1967. 

According to UC-Berkeley’s website, Powers was honored with the position for his experience in the U.S. Navy, managing editor of the Harvard Law Review, legal consultant to the U.S. Congress and the Brazilian legislature, as well has his role as UT president. 

“As president, Powers has made great progress in transforming UT into one of the finest public research universities in the nation,” the statement said. “He has strengthened the undergraduate core curriculum, inaugurated the School of Undergraduate Studies and aggressively recruited a diverse student body and faculty.” 

Powers joins various UC-Berkeley professors holding the Alumnus of the Year title.