A Message to the Campus Community Welcoming UC Davis's New Chancellor


On behalf of the entire UC Davis community, I want to extend our deepest congratulations and offer a warm Aggie welcome to Gary S. May, Dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. On Tuesday, President Napolitano announced Dean May as her selection to be the next UC Davis Chancellor, and today the UC Regents approved his appointment. Dean May will take up the chancellorship on August 1, 2017.
I know that the UC Davis community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University are eager to meet Chancellor-designate May and his family. We are thrilled they will be part of our Aggie family.
Chancellor-designate May will soon be visiting the Davis and Sacramento campuses when he will meet with representatives of a broad range of constituencies.
President Napolitano asked me to continue my service as Interim Chancellor through July, and I am deeply honored to do so. I could not be more proud of how we have come together as a community after a challenging spring and summer. We have turned an important corner, and I am confident that Chancellor-designate May will have an extraordinary impact on this great institution.
I look forward to working with Chancellor-designate May and will do everything I can to make sure his and his family’s transition to UC Davis is a smooth one.
I know I can count on all of you to provide Chancellor-designate May and his family with an enthusiastic Aggie welcome.
Go Ags!
Ralph J. Hexter
Interim Chancellor