PPIC has established the John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research. Made possible by a gift from PPIC board member emeritus John Bryson and current board member Louise Bryson, the chair confers much-deserved recognition of—and support for—the leader of the research group at PPIC. The first Bryson chair is Sarah Bohn, who becomes director of research today.
PPIC has also established the Thomas and Marilyn Sutton Chair in Higher Education Policy with a gift from the Pacific Life Foundation. Tom Sutton is a former PPIC board member, and the Sutton Family Fund is a core supporter of the PPIC Higher Education Center, which launched in 2016. This new chair—held by Hans Johnson, the center’s director—recognizes and supports leadership in higher education research.
The generosity of these visionary leaders is motivated by a shared concern—and hope—for California’s future. Their support is vital to our ability to provide high-quality research and analysis, encourage productive dialogue, and inform the search for sustainable policy solutions in Sacramento and around the state.