“In sum, he is a living example of the transformative power of a liberal arts education.” In addition to serving as executive dean at UCSB’s College of Letters and Science, he is also the SAGE Sara Miller Mc Cune Dean of Social Sciences and a professor of sociology.
PBS’ “Frontline” and CBS’ “60 Minutes” led the pack of winners Wednesday at the 37th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
We believe he is the perfect fit to assume the presidency at this time in Pitzer’s history,” said Shahan Soghikian, who chairs the Pitzer College Board of Trustees.
“Melvin is a first-generation college student, an award-winning teacher and author, an accomplished scholar and a distinguished foundation and academic leader,” Soghikian added.
In 1989, he was the founding co-director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, which promotes research, teaching and service on the causes and consequences of urban poverty in the United States.
Oliver co-authored “Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality” in 1995 and is the co-editor of four books, including “Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles.” Oliver succeeds Laura Skandera Trombley, who began her tenure last July as the president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.