UC Santa CruzChancellor Denton
[Photo of Chancellor Denton]

August 27, 1959 – June 24, 2006

The Denton Prize, awarded for the first time this past May, will be given each year to the UCSC student whose work is judged to be best at the Graduate Research Symposium. (Photo: Guy Lasnier)
On June 24, 2007—the one-year anniversary of her passing—we remember, celebrate, and pay tribute to Denice Denton, UC Santa Cruz's ninth chancellor. A trailblazing engineer who broke through numerous barriers in her academic career, Denice took the helm at UC Santa Cruz in February 2005 after serving nine years as the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her life was filled with many "firsts," and she became a powerful role model and mentor for women and minorities in science and higher education.

We invite you to remember Denice in several ways:

  • Revisit the comprehensive memorial web site that UCSC created a year ago, including the memorial ceremony.

  • Learn about UCSC's inaugural Denice Denton Prize, awarded this spring at an annual event that she loved to attend.

  • Reread the many personal remembrances that were sent to UCSC upon her passing.

  • Support a memorial fund that was established in her name.