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Atkinson, Richard Chatham

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

1929 – Richard C. Atkinson was born in March.

1976 – Acting director of National Science Foundation.

1977 – Director of National Science Foundation.

1980 – Chancellor of University of California at San Diego.

1995 – President of University of California.

2005 – The unnamed Sixth College at UCSD moved to name the college in his honor.

         – On the 27th of April, UCSD students were notified that Dr. Atkinson had withdrawn his name from further consideration as the future namesake of Sixth College.