Nathan Brostrom, the University of California Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was approved by the University of California Board of Regents to serve as interim chancellor of UC Merced on Thursday.
Brostrom will replace current Chancellor Dorothy Leland on Aug. 15. Leland announced her decision to leave the university on Monday.
“I cannot think of anyone stronger to serve as interim chancellor,” Leland said in a statement. “Nathan has the history and skills to bring [the Merced 2020 proect] to successful completion, while providing the campus with financial acumen honed through a career in public finance at the University of California as systemwide CFO since 2014.”
Brostrom will remain in the position while the University of California conducts a nationwide search for Leland’s permanent successor.
“I am excited about this opportunity to help lead UC Merced during this critical moment in its history,” said Brostrom. “I look forward to working in the coming months with the UC Merced faculty, staff and students, as well as with Chancellor Leland as she steps into what I hope will be a very active emeritus role on campus.”
Prior to his position as the CFO for the UC System, Brostrom was Executive Vice President of Business Operations at UC Berkeley. He is a graduate of Stanford and Princeton universities. Aside from his position with the UC Office of the President, he also teaches at UC Berkeley.