Director of Administration Anil Moré Retires

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

After a career spanning a remarkable 40 years at UC Berkeley Anil Moré, current Director of Administration for the Physics Department, will retire as of December 2019. 

Before working in Physics Anil was at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for thirty-plus years, where he worked in many different Divisions as an Operations Manager. Anil worked in the General Sciences Directorate, Computing Sciences, Business Services Division, Shared Service’s – Administrative Services Department and the Budget Office always diving into where the action and exciting developments of the Lab were. His most satisfying work was in the Sciences Divisions working directly with the faculty, staff and students and helping them meet their needs for cutting edge science.  

It’s this closeness to science that drew Anil to the Physics Department. He began as Director of Administration in 2013, just as Professor Steve Boggs began his role as department chair. In the initial years, Anil provided the leadership to integrate and streamline Administrative Services across the department and brought to Physics an extremely talented group of managers and staff that markedly improved our Finances, Human Resources, Student Services, Facilities, Instructional Support, Shops, Faculty Administrative Support, and Communications and Development groups. Anil is extremely proud of the Administrative team in the Physics Department and the service they provide to our Faculty, Students and each other. 

He has also enjoyed working with the current chair, Professor Wick Haxton, who noted “We have been so lucky to have someone with Anil’s experience leading us, as we made adjustments for tougher financial times through new budget models, new revenue-generating programs such as BPIE, and renewed efforts with our donors.  Anil has helped us keep our research programs moving forward and our classrooms modern, through efforts like the Physics 5 labs renovation and, soon, the Physics 7 labs and machine shop improvements, as well.  But Anil’s greatest contribution comes from his people skills, his success in leading, motivating, and supporting our administrative team.  Along with our students and our faculty, this group is the third crucial leg of our Department.  Because of his efforts, Physics can attract the best talent from across campus – people want to join us because they know they will become part of a creative and supportive team.”    

Although Anil is officially retiring, we are pleased to say that he will be returning to the department on a part-time basis at the beginning of February to continue his work on revenue-generating opportunities. He looks forward to enjoying time with friends and family (especially his two new granddaughters) in retirement, doing some traveling, and actively playing and watching sports.