Vice Chancellor Harry Le Grande Biography
Harry Le Grande was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on June 1, 2008, after serving in an interim capacity since January 2007. In this position, Le Grande provides leadership for student and faculty support service programs that contribute to the academic mission of UC Berkeley in the areas of student life, undergraduate admissions and financial aid, student affairs philanthropy, career services, student conduct, residential living, associated students auxiliary, and other student related matters.
Prior to assuming that role, Le Grande served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) at Berkeley, where he managed a multi-faceted array of student services and programs that included student and family housing, residential life, childcare services, new student orientation, housing facilities, and residential and campus dining services.
Vice Chancellor Le Grande has worked in student service programs since 1975, and on the Berkeley campus since 1981. His interest in the area began when he was a student at UC Irvine and worked as a Residential Assistant. He went on to receive his masters in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Prior to working at Berkeley, Le Grande held student affairs positions at the University of Washington, Pacific University, Oregon State University, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Irvine.
Active in the profession of college and university student housing, Le Grande has served as President of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) and as a member of its Research and Education Foundation.
Well respected for his housing knowledge and experience, he has served as a consultant or external reviewer for a number of college and university student housing programs. He has been recognized extensively receiving the James C. Grimm Leadership and Service Award, ACUHO-I’s highest award; the James A. Hurd Award for Distinguished Service to ACUHO-I; the Parthenon Society Award from the ACUHO-I Foundation; the Charles L. Miller Award, the highest service recognition from Western Association of College and University Housing Officers; and an award for meritorious service from the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.
In addition to ACUHO-I, he is an active member of several professional associations including the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Western Association of College and University Housing Officers, American College Personnel Association, National Association of College Auxiliary Services, National Association of College and University Food Services, and serves as a Commissioner on the Governor-appointed California Student Aid Commission representing the University of California.
His past and present civic involvement and volunteer organizations include: the Sickle Cell Community Health Network, Solano County Grand Jury, Suisun City Planning Commission, Suisun City Development Corporation, Berkeley Visitors and Convention Bureau, Berkeley Affordable Housing Associates, the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District's Bond Oversight Committee, and the Leadership Berkeley Program.
A native Californian, Harry and his family have resided in the Bay Area since 1981. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, dancing, performing arts, and collecting ethnic artwork.