In this introductory video, Nicholas Dirks — on his second day as Berkeley’s new chancellor — declares himself “thrilled finally to be here,” “deeply honored to take on this role at UC Berkeley,” and “unreservedly enthusiastic about our future.”
“I believe now is the time for us not just to preserve and protect Berkeley’s past record of accomplishment, but to work together to strive to do more,” Dirks says. “I know we can only realize the full promise of our potential if the members of our community share a common purpose — a belief that we are all in this together.”
For a transcript of Dirks’ remarks, click here.
See also: Chancellor No. 10, day No. 1