Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Karl Stark Pister: University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering, Professor & Dean: UCSC Chancellor, Universitywide Chair of the Academic Council & Vice President--Education Outreach, 1952-2003

Interviewee(s):
Pister, Karl Stark
Interviewer(s):
LaBerge, Germaine
Title:
Karl Stark Pister: University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering, Professor & Dean: UCSC Chancellor, Universitywide Chair of the Academic Council & Vice President--Education Outreach, 1952-2003
Abstract:
Family background and childhood, Stockton, CA; B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering, UC Berkeley, 1942-1948: V-12 program, U.S. Navy service; University of Illinois, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Ph. D., 1951; research in structural mechanics, earthquake and aero nautical engineering; professor and dean, UCB College of Engineering, 1952-1990; UC Academic Council and thoughts on shared grievance; consultant at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; chancellor at UC Santa Cruz, 1991-1996; UC Vice President-Educational Outreach, 1999-2000; reflections on K-12 and higher education, Catholicism, diversity, engineering, family and graduate students. Includes interview with Rita Olsen Pister, associate to the chancellor.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Interview date(s):
2000 2001 2002
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11403502
Rights:
Pister, Karl Stark. "Karl Stark Pister: University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering, Professor & Dean: UCSC Chancellor, Universitywide Chair of the Academic Council & Vice President--Education Outreach, 1952-2003." Interview by Germaine LaBerge in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2003.