Chancellor's Blog

CHANCELL-ING: Embrace the Silver Linings

April 01, 2021

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, Downtown Davis looked more like “Ghost Town Davis,” with rows of empty parking spots and darkened businesses. We’d very much retreated to our homes and started the difficult tasks of adapting to life under a global pandemic. Everything just felt so uncertain.

CHANCELL-ING: Honoring Women’s Contributions

March 06, 2020

March is our time to recognize Women’s History Month, and we’re definitely in the spirit at UC Davis. All across the university, from our athletic courts and research labs to our health system and leadership positions, women are empowering UC Davis and shaping a bold future.

CHANCELL-ING: Hmmmm … That ‘May’ Be the Chancellor

February 10, 2020

I showed up to campus one recent morning with a much different set of work tools than usual. In this case, I was equipped with a pair of pruning shears. My mission? To get a hands-on learning experience about the people who make UC Davis shine.

I met with the Arboretum and Public Grounds team, a hard-working crew dedicated to not only keeping our campus beautiful, but upholding our principles of sustainability. They’d been given a heads-up that a new member was going to join their team for the day. However, they didn’t know it was going to be me.