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James “Buck” Koonce to retire in June

Please join your UC colleagues in extending appreciation and warmest wishes to James (“Buck”) Koonce, who will retire June 29, 2010 after a 35-year career with the University, including time at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Office of the President.

Buck worked at both UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before moving to the Office of the President in 1993. His technical career included work in cell and molecular biology, indoor air quality and human-health research. He also had management responsibility for independent internal assessment, quality programs, computing and telecommunications, research engineering, institutional and site planning, environmental planning and technology transfer organizations.

At the UCOP Laboratory Management Office, Buck has held multiple senior leadership positions, most recently as deputy associate vice president for laboratory operations.  He has been extensively involved with management oversight and governance at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and had an especially critical role in the successful contract competitions and transitions for all three laboratories.

Buck made outstanding contributions to the University, to the Laboratories and to the nation, and his University colleagues wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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