Chancellor's Blog

’Tis the Season of Gratitude

November 07, 2019
Can the holiday season really be just around the corner? It seems like yesterday that it was mid-September, when our city was filled with convoys of moving trucks as students arrived for UC Davis’ new academic year.

A Touchdown for UC Davis and Our City

October 11, 2019
I’ve often said that athletics is the front porch of the university. And right about now, the view from our porch couldn’t be better.

A Tale of Two Years

August 02, 2019
I’ve completed two solar orbits since arriving at UC Davis in 2017 and the future couldn’t look brighter. This milestone might be referred to as “the terrible twos” in the world of parenting, but in my case it’s been more like “the terrific twos.”

So, What Does a Chancellor Do?

July 05, 2019
How playing the serious role — the ‘straight man’ — to William Shatner’s comedic stylings prompted an important question.

Of Dads and Grads

June 07, 2019
As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day on June 16, here are a few pieces of my dad’s wisdom that I keep close:

A Month to Reflect on Mental Health Matters

May 02, 2019
You’re likely to see people wearing green ribbons as the next few weeks move along. That’s because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and help break the stigmas about one of society’s most pressing issues.

A Pep Rally That Drops Knowledge About College

March 01, 2019
I love the laboratories and lecture halls of higher education, but sometimes nothing beats the energy of a multi-purpose room or gym that’s packed with young minds.

New Year, New Recognition

January 06, 2019
Happy New Year! I’ve been reflecting on the milestones UC Davis reached during 2018...One of the things I’m most excited about is our university becoming a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

Coming Attractions for 2018-19

October 05, 2018
With the new academic year well underway, I wake up every morning anxious to take on the new day.

To the Top of the Charts

September 14, 2018
Just like the classic TV theme to “The Jeffersons” says, “We’re moving on up!”