On June 30, 2019, at a celebration of tribute and transition, Dean Anno Saxenian was awarded the Berkeley Citation in a surprise announcement. The award is among the highest honors the campus bestows on its community.
“It would be difficult to overstate the influence that Anno has had on the school,” said Chancellor Christ, who presented the award. “She has shaped its offerings, hired many of its outstanding scholars, codified its purpose, expanded its influence, and, in all, ensured that it is a top-caliber, forward-looking institution that advances knowledge and practice wherever humans interact with information and technology.”
The event marked Saxenian’s final day as dean of the School of Information and looked forward to the transition of leadership to Professor John Chuang as Head of School.