(Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo)
(Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo)

Gary S. May officially takes up his post as UC Davis’ seventh chancellor today (Aug. 1).

The Board of Regents approved his appointment on Feb. 23, on the recommendation of President Janet Napolitano, who described him as “a dynamic leader and an accomplished scholar and engineer with a passion for helping others succeed.”

Up until now, May spent his entire career at his alma mater, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta — 26 years, the last five as dean of the College of Engineering, the largest and most diverse school of its kind in the nation. He also had served as executive assistant to the Georgia Tech president.

May has moved into the Chancellor’s Residence with his wife, LeShelle R. May, a computer engineer who had a 21-year career at CNN in Atlanta. They have two daughters, Simone and Jordan, who are in college.

For the full story, visit UCDavis.edu/News.


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