Marye Anne Fox, chancellor of UC San Diego, was appointed to a seat on the board of Bridgepoint Education, the company announced Nov. 21.
Fox, 63, a chemist and National Medal of Science recipient, now serves on the boards of W. R. Grace & Co., a specialty chemicals and materials company, and Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions.
She also sits on the board of trustees for Dartmouth College and was previously on the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame.
Fox holds a doctorate in chemistry from Dartmouth, and earned her master’s degree in organic chemistry from Cleveland State University and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Notre Dame College.
Bridgepoint Education said that as a board member, Fox will receive an annual retainer of $30,000, as well as stock option awards under the company stock incentive plan.
Based in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area of San Diego, Bridgepoint provides online education through two colleges — Ashford University and the University of the Rockies.
— Mike Allen