Berkeley panel recommends new j-school dean

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism committee that’s been interviewing dean candidates has recommended someone to university officials, according to the memo below. I’ve asked Carolyn Capps when we can expect an announcement.

* August 8, 2011: Neil Henry stepping down as Berkeley j-school dean (
* December 1, 2011: J-school dean applications now being accepted (

From: Carolyn Capps
Subject: Graduate School of Journalism search concluded
Date: June 6, 2012 5:00:40 PM CDT

Thank you for your interest in the position of the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism here at UC Berkeley. The search committee has had the opportunity to review all applications and made a recommendation to the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. I am sorry to say your application is not among those that received further consideration.

On behalf of the committee, let me express my thanks for allowing us to consider your application.


Carolyn Capps
Chief of Staff
Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty

Any tipsters care to share the name? (You’ll be protected, of course.)