Dr. Michael Drake is slated to be the first black president of the University Of California system. This is the first time a black man will be the president in the school’s systems 152 year history. The University Of California board approved Dr. Michael Drake unanimously.

“I’m excited and ready to go, the yawning wounds of social injustice that we see in so many ways that really tears at the fabric of our lives.” – Dr. Michael Drake

Drake was UC Irvine’s chancellor from 2005 to 2014, when the university. He then moved on to be the president at Ohio State University.

“I am confident that Dr. Drake is the leader we need to guide our world-class higher education system through this time of unprecedented challenge,” – Gavin Newsom, Governor Of Califonia

 

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