The University of California – Berkeley appointed Dr. John Flanagan to succeed Dr. Dennis Levi as Dean of the School of Optometry (UCB). Currently, Dr. Flanagan is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, and in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He is Director of the Glaucoma Research Unit, Toronto Western Research Institute, and a Senior Scientist with the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He will begin a five-year term as UCB Dean on June 1, 2014.
In an announcement to colleagues, UCB Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer wrote, “We are proud to welcome John Flanagan as our eighth Dean of the School of Optometry. He combines the intellectual stature, administrative acumen, and interpersonal skills required to serve with distinction as Dean. Campus leaders very much look forward to working with John in his new role.”