Marc Levin is serving as a Program Director for ArtsWest, a new initiative that promotes public programs on the arts in the West based at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West. ArtsWest will bring to the Stanford campus leaders in western arts and humanities to support public program, research, and teaching efforts. He also serves on the Contemporary Support Council for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
He retired as the Associate Director of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) in 2015 after 36 years of service to the University. From April 1998 through June 2010, he also served as IGS Assistant Director. At IGS he had oversight for development and fundraising programs, extramural funding, contracts and grants, academic advancement, major conferences, administration, and strategic planning initiatives.
A cum laude graduate of Gettysburg College with a BA in History, Mr. Levin also holds advanced degrees from the University of Hawaii and California State University. Mr. Levin has numerous publications on topics such as the effects of state legislative term limits, the collecting of fugitive public policy research literature, advances in legal research, and the information-seeking behavior of local government officials.
Mr. Levin and his partner live in San Francisco and are major contemporary art collectors and supporters of the local visual arts community.