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Jenny Kao named vice president and chief of staff to the president

Jenny has worked in the president’s office for nearly 25 years and has served President Drake from the beginning of his presidency as chief of staff.


UCOP Oakland building

President Drake approves 2024-25 salary increases

Contingent on final state funding, the systemwide salary program includes a 4.2% salary increase for policy-covered staff and academic appointees.


President Drake addresses more than 1,400 staff at hybrid UCOP Town Hall

Read a recap and watch a recording of President Drake's April 16 UCOP Town Hall.


President Drake and APISA celebrate Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education

President Drake and members of APISA recently attended the sold-out Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference at the Oakland City Center Marriott.


Richard K. Lyons, incoming UC Berkeley chancellor

President Drake announces appointment of new UC Berkeley chancellor

The selection of Richard K. Lyons follows an extensive national search.


Undergraduate student Maria Sitzoglou studying in the art and architecture library.

California higher-ed institutions collaborate to ease financial aid access

A new higher-ed collaboration helps California students from mixed-citizenship-status households complete the FAFSA.


President Drake Town Hall

April 16: UCOP Town Hall with President Drake

The next UCOP Town Hall with President Drake will take place on Tuesday, April 16, from 9 – 10 a.m. (PT), in Oakland, Franklin Lobby 1, and via Zoom.


President Michael V. Drake, MD

Ask your question for President Drake by 5 p.m. Tuesday

At the April 16 Town Hall, President Drake will provide brief opening remarks and then answer questions from UCOP staff.


President Drake Town Hall

Share your questions: April 16 UCOP Town Hall with President Drake

Mark your calendar and save the date for Tuesday, April 16, from 9 – 10 a.m. (PT).


President Drake Town Hall

Save the date: April 16 UCOP Town Hall with President Drake

Get ready for the next UCOP Town Hall with President Drake!