Departing leader is lauded for upholding the highest ideals of a university education

Campus’s highest honor will be bestowed at Lauds & Laurels awards ceremony

Chancellor Emeritus Michael Drake and Brenda Drake to receive 2017 UCI Medal

UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake led 25-mile tour for campus community members and the public who helped support his Promise for Education pledge.

He was the first to engineer mice that develop the cerebral plaques and tangles that characterize Alzheimer’s, providing researchers with a crucial “living laboratory” of the disease.

Deeply concerned about major federal budgets cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake today joined more than 150 other university leaders in calling on Washington to close the innovation deficit.

Prominent educator was dean at USC

UC Irvine names Howard Gillman provost and executive vice chancellor

In his new role, Gillman will be UC Irvine’s chief academic and operating officer, assuming primary responsibility for academic and organizational functions, as well as for advancing the university’s excellence in education, research, and public service.