In 1993, Richard C. Levin, Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, was appointed President of Yale University. Prior to this role, Levin was chairman of the university’s economics department, as well as dean of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Levin has undertaken a great deal in his role as President. During his time at the helm, Yale has invested $4 billion for facility construction and renovation; committed $1bn to strengthen the University’s science and engineering programs; launched many international initiatives, and set up partnerships to progress economic development and home ownership in New Haven. As well, under his leadership, Yale bought the Bayer HealthCare complex, featuring more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space, along with office buildings, warehouses and other facilities. In addition, Levin has been at the forefront of working towards climate change in his role as Yale’s President.