UC welcomes its next president: Dr. Michael V. Drake
On July 7, the Board of Regents selected Dr. Michael V. Drake as UC’s next president.
Dr. Drake, an ophthalmologist, has a long and distinguished career in higher education and public service. Most recently he was president of Ohio State University (OSU) from 2014 until this past week. Prior to OSU, his entire academic career has been at UC, including as chancellor of UC Irvine from 2005 to 2014, and as the systemwide vice president for health affairs from 2000 to 2005. Read his full bio.
And, mark your calendar! This Friday, July 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. PT, Chair of the Board of Regents Perez will host a live conversation with Dr. Drake. Tune in here!Tags: Michael Drake, President Drake
Congratulations President Michael Drake. So glad to see that you are President of the University of California. We need good people to guide the university and keep the UC system the great institution it is. I don’t know if you remember me. I was Jonathan Horton’s secretary and retired from the Ophthalmology Dept. at UCSF 12 years ago. I remember you as a kind and friendly person and have often thought of you over the years. Please forgive me for making you carry all those telephone books while you were on your way to an important meeting. I’m still embarrassed every time I think of that. I wish you well in your new position and look forward to hearing great things about you. All the best to you and your family,