- Thomas H. Jackson
Thomas H. Jackson (born
June 20, 1950) was the ninth president of the University of Rochester, preceded by Dennis O'Brien. Jackson held the position of president from 1994 until he formally stepped down on June 30, 2005and was succeeded by Joel Seligman. Jackson's tenure was marked by the controversial "Renaissance Plan", which cut undergraduate enrollment while making admission more selective, and cut several graduate programs. He holds the position of Distinguished University Professor and has faculty appointments in the department of political scienceand in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administrationat the University of Rochester. Jackson is known as one of the nation's foremost experts on bankruptcy law.
Jackson was vice president and provost of the
University of Virginia, following his appointment as dean of the School of Law. He has also been a professor of law at Harvard Law School(1986-1988) and served at Stanford University(1977-1986).
Jackson earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from
Yale Universityin 1975 and a bachelor's degreefrom Williams College. He clerked for United States district courtjudge Marvin E. Frankeland William H. Rehnquist, then an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
* [http://www.rochester.edu/president/history.html Thomas H. Jackson, Past University of Rochester President]
* [http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=1839 UR Press Release on Renaissance Plan]
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years=1994 – 2005
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