Ira Michael Heyman, former UC Berkeley Chancellor, dies at 81 - November 21st UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Ira Michael Heyman, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1980-1990 and a professor emeritus of law and of city and regional planning, has died at age 81 after a long battle with emphysema. Connected to UC Berkeley for 52 years, he was a champion of diversity and civil rights and recognized for his political courage.
Heyman worked on several issues related to the protection of the environment and treasured spaces in his position from 1993-1994 as counselor to the secretary and deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Interior. He established the methodology for land-use planning for ecosystems that has been used across America.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the I. Michael Heyman Project at Berkeley Law or the Ira Michael Heyman Memorial Scholarship Fund, University Relations, 2080 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200. Those wishing to donate online may do so by going to the Give to Cal website and searching under “Heyman.”
A memorial service will be held on campus on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Boalt Hall in the reading room.