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Daniel Press, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Press

Press earned a bachelor’s degree in fermentation science from the University of California, Davis, and both a master’s degree in public policy and Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University. He is the recipient of UCSC’s Golden Apple Teaching Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award. He raised $13 million for UCSC’s sustainable agriculture program; helped establish the Environmental Studies Ph.D., master’s in Coastal Science and Policy and Agroecology bachelor’s degree program there.

Press served as UC Santa Cruz’s executive director of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. The educational, research, and public service organization is dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and addressing social justice in the food system.

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MEET THE NEW DEAN AT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

By Daniel Press
Daniel Press' advice to Santa Clara University students: Hustle for opportunities—and be willing to be a little uncomfortable.
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