Gary S. May became UC Davis’ seventh chancellor on Aug. 1, 2017, overseeing all aspects of the university’s teaching, research and public service mission.
He looks forward to boldly leading the university to new heights in academic excellence, public service, diversity and upward mobility for students from all backgrounds.
An electrical engineer, computer science expert and proud UC alumnus (UC Berkeley ’88 and ’91), Chancellor May has developed and led national programs to attract, mentor and retain underrepresented women and ethnic minorities in STEM — the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The chancellor champions mentoring and diversity in both higher education and the workplace. He enjoys helping others succeed, believing that success is best judged by “the extent you enhance the lives of others.”
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