Hiram E. Chodosh became president of Claremont McKenna College on July 1, 2013. He is CMC’s fifth president, and joined the College having already achieved distinction as an educator, an academic administrator, a legal scholar, and an internationally recognized advocate of judicial reform around the world.
Just prior to his arrival in Claremont, Chodosh served as Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he was also the Hugh B. Brown Endowed Presidential Professor of Law and Senior Presidential Adviser on Global Strategy. During his seven-year tenure, he worked collaboratively to establish several new centers on law and bioscience, global justice, educational innovation, global justice, and veterans, and led efforts to begin construction of a new $60 million facility.
Born in 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Chodosh received his B.A. in history from Wesleyan University in 1985, and his J.D. in 1990 from Yale Law School.
He began his law career at the international firm of Cleary, Gottlieb in New York. In 1993, he left the firm to join the faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. He is married to Priya Junnar and they have two children, Saja, 20, and Caleb, 17.