universities in the United States. She holds memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and Sigma Xi.
Caserio's work with the Academic Senate brought her high visibility within the UC system. During her tenure as head of the Irvine campus Academic Senate, the Nixon Archives Foundation made the decision not to build the Richard M. Nixon library at the school because of opposition from the faculty. 4 In 1990, Caserio was appointed vice chancellor of academic affairs at UC San Diego. Unwilling to give up her interaction with students in the classroom, Caserio continued to teach while being an administrator. Although faced with controversies (such as issues of academic freedom during the Gulf War) as well as financial challenges (such as downsizing, budget cuts, and the loss of key faculty to early retirement incentive programs), Caserio found her new position to be a "very gratifying, rewarding job." During her tenure as vice chancellor, UC San Diego ranked sixth among U.S. universities in the amount of federal funding spent on research and development and first among the nine campuses in the UC system. 5 Caserio retired from her position as vice chancellor in July 1995, with the impression that UC San Diego is "stronger than ever."
Marjorie (nee Beckett) married Frederick Caserio in 1957. They have two sons, Alan and Brian. She describes her husband as an equal partner who has honored and supported her career. They both enjoy outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and backpacking.
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