The Wisdom Café sat down with Cathy Koshland, UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, to discuss her career story and her views on how to be a leader. Check out the interview below:
See answers to specific questions below:
0:15 – Let’s start with a synopsis of your career path and how long you’ve been on campus.
1:13 – With all of the campus leadership changes that have been happening recently, you have the unusual notoriety of being the longest standing and most stable senior leader that we have right now. How does that impact you?
2:47 – What helps you stay positive in spite of our current challenging circumstances?
4:16 – What defining moments have occurred in your life or your career and how have they shaped you?
7:19 – The role you’re in now is a new role, Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education. So is this a case of, as you described earlier, being both prepared and open to new possibilities?
10:01 – What does it mean to you to be a leader?
11:36 – You have said that being stretched and challenged is an important part of a student’s undergraduate experience. Is it also important for staff to be stretched and challenged, and how would you recommend that that happen?
14:35 – When your career is complete, what would you want people to remember you for?
15:13 – Is there anything else you’d like to share with our Wisdom Café audience?