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HUD official to join city planning faculty, direct Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy

Carol Galante will leave a leadership position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to join UC Berkeley early next year.

August 13 -- Berkeley -- Carol Galante, current assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner, will join the University of California, Berkeley faculty in January 2015. She will be an adjunct professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design as well as director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy.

Galante, a graduate of UC Berkeley’s master’s program in city and regional planning, will hold the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, a post established in honor of I. Donald Terner, an entrepreneur, innovator and affordable housing developer who was the first president/CEO of BRIDGE Housing Corp., a director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and a member of the CED faculty. BRIDGE is now the largest non-profit developer of affordable, mixed-income and mixed-use developments in California.

Both the Terner professorship and the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy are overseen by the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Haas School of Business.

Galante’s background includes working with numerous communities in real estate development, city planning and community economic development, as well as serving in active volunteer leadership roles in numerous influential housing and urban land use organizations. Her achievements have garnered recognition as Housing Wire Magazine’s Influential Woman in Housing 2012, Multifamily/Developer Magazine­Executive of the Year in 2008, Builder Magazine’s Top Most Influential People in Homebuilding in 2006, and induction into the California Homebuilder Hall of Fame.

The Terner professorship was previously held by the late John M. Quigley, a UC Berkeley professor of economics, public policy and business.