Well sort of. UCLA has a new "acting" chancellor in place.
Today the UC President appointed Norman Abrams as acting chancellor UCLA, while the school is looking for the permanent one:
Dynes made the interim appointment in accordance with UC policy and after consulting with several UC regents, including Gerald L. Parsky, board chairman, and Judith L. Hopkinson, the current chair of the regents' special compensation committee. Dynes is expected to bring a recommendation for confirmation of Abrams' interim appointment to the regents at their July meeting.
Albert Carnesale, UCLA's chancellor since July 1, 1997, announced last September that he would retire on June 30, 2006. Following a sabbatical leave, Carnesale - nationally known for his expertise in international affairs and national security policy - intends to return to his teaching, scholarship and engagement in public policy issues.
A search for a permanent chancellor continues, and is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.
Abrams holds both an undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
What we hope though that this guy is not as clueless as Carnesale was when it comes to making important decisions regarding major revenue UCLA sports. We sure hope a new chancellor will be in place before the end of this year. We hope the Mr. Abrams or whoever is in charge will not get in Dan Guerrero's way if DG has to make decisions on Karl Dorrell (you know like having to fire him if he fails to beat SC and win 9 games) during or after the end of this football season. We will find out in few months.