Marye Anne FoxTwelfth Chief Executive
Marye Anne Fox was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1947, and received her B.S. from Notre Dame College and her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, both in Chemistry. Fox held a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1976. In 1976, she joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1994 became Vice President of Research there.
In 1998, Fox became Chancellor of North Carolina State University, the first woman to hold the institution’s top post. Her tenure saw a doubling of the number of buildings on Centennial Campus, an expansion of fund-raising activities, development of new multidisciplinary programs, and a dramatic increase in patents held by the university. Under Fox's guidance, NC State became a national pacesetter in biotechnology, nanotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, and nonwoven textiles. Fox left NC State in 2004 to become chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.