Regent John A. Pérez on a livestream with incoming UC president Michael V. Drake, M.D.

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Catch up on what you missed

Watch the archived livestream conversation between Michael V. Drake, M.D, and Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez below.

In mid-August, Dr. Michael Drake will officially become the 21st president of the world-renowned University of California, a place he calls “the most impactful public research university in the world.”

Drake, who led The Ohio State University for six years, and also served as the chancellor of UC Irvine, was the unanimous choice of the UC Board of Regents to lead the University of California system.

公鸭需要一个系统的有10个校区,五个临床中心,三场全国性的附属实验室,以及28万名多名学生和23万教师和工作人员的掌舵人。作为人,他最终回答到,一张照片,他一直在他的办公室,他旁边的家人的照片公鸭会谈。它描绘了农场工人种地。 “我把它作为[的]谁是老板提醒” - “他们的生活,当我们获得这项权利是升高的”从社会各阶层的加州,谁从大学的科研和机会效益,

公鸭,70%,进入UC在一个关键时刻,作为与正在进行的流感大流行,经济危机和在种族不平等的历史的清算全国抓斗。它也是在UC寻求打头阵的许多问题面临的,从扩大准入和提倡多样化,以帮助该国应对全球健康危机,推动研究,以找到治愈的时间。

在UC的152年历史上第一位黑人总统,德雷克带来医药领导和高等教育体系,特别适合于当下的挑战的背景。在眼科奖学金医学UCSF学校的毕业生,他成为健康事务的系统范围的副总裁之前,澳门赌场旧金山分校花了超过二十年当教员。他继续带领澳门赌场欧文分校于2005年,并在2014年美国俄亥俄州立大学。

In a livestreamed conversation with UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez on July 10 (that you can watch here), Drake talked about the values and experience he brings to the university and what he sees as the key challenges ahead.

He also shared personal reflections on how attending UC changed his life, his lifelong efforts to promote equity and inclusion, and his passion for music — including his membership as a board member for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch the livestreamed conversation from July 10, 2020 above and meet UC's next president, Michael V. Drake, M.D.
Credit: University of California

Why he chose to take on the role of UC president

Drake: Honestly, I was taken by the focus and dedication [of the search committee], and the direction they believe the university should go in. The chance to be a part of that was intriguing, so here we are.

My wife [Brenda Drake] and I are both alums, she from law school at UC Berkeley and me from the School of Medicine at UCSF. We’ve been a part of this system for all these years.  Anyone who knows these jobs knows these are two- person jobs. They take up your family’s life. Our homecoming was a joint decision and we’re both really excited.

On assuming leadership in the midst of a crisis

这些都是前所未有的挑战对我们时代的一所大学,国家,民族和世界。流感大流行是可怕的,并导致无数个人家庭悲剧和仍在肆虐。如果我们关心我们自己,如果我们关心我们的家人,我们的同胞,我们的经济,我们必须尽我们所能来保持这种夯实。我有我的面具在这里,我想我们都需要戴口罩。真的有双方在这个问题:你可以对人性的一面,或者你可以对病毒的一面。 

经济是我们所有人的挑战。我们必须尽我们所能在这个经济不景气的时候。它是当社会公正,社会环境的不公平和健康的社会决定因素是日常的基础上,明确的时间。这些都是这所大学已经参与了自成立。他们是我们不得不面对的是我们向前迈进的挑战。

What it means to be a public university

作为赠地大学,我们被带进是要教育儿子,谁是合作开发全国人民的女儿,因为它152年前增长着,现在。在这一重点,我们的角色是做事情,在隆起我们工作的社区人民的生活质量,这是真正的人,我们在这里服务。

His personal commitment to diversity and inclusion

My options to attend college were broadened in the period after the ‘60s. My undergrad degree and my ability to come to UCSF as a student were something that would have been entirely unusual five years earlier.

Structural changes can happen and they can make a difference. They require our vigilant effort and we have to get those things right as we move forward.

But I think change is possible. The Regents have endorsed a chance to broaden our ability to admit students and be inclusive, and I think that’s very important.

Where education and health connect

在整个职业生涯中,我们已经看到了医疗服务和保健结局不可接受的差距,真正困扰我们的国家。我们都需要致力于寻找他们,并消除这些差距。他们连接到其它的差距:工作一个具有,描述一个人的生命健康的社会决定因素。大学的工作是为了创造机会,提升我们的社区更广泛地和那些工作上的事情,我们是为人民的公共健康也有改善。

Addressing global climate change

气候变化是非常重要的。这是我们专注于澳门赌场欧文分校的最重要的事情之一。我们非常高兴地建设和校园编程专注于在全球为环境可持续发展的途径。我们现在有多次被列为全国最酷的校园里,[它]没有在校园澳门赌场欧文分校之前重复的形式做了。

As a globe, as a nation, it’s really critically important that we work to reverse the climate change that we’ve seen changing the ecosystem right before our eyes, and the university is meant to be a leader.

On music — and his involvement in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

I played a little as a kid, and my first job was working as a clerk at the original Tower Records in Sacramento. Later on, I thought my kids had given the guitar away, and I found it when we were cleaning out some things, rusted strings but I got them replaced and started playing a bit.

When I went to Ohio, I met a colleague who was on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Board, and we started playing a few times a year. I ended up joining the board of the Rock Hall, and we’d have these wonderful times to play together. The concept of what is rock ’n’ roll has evolved and we’re actually making sure it’s popular music of the day that is being brought in, Tupac and Biggie and others. That’s an important direction for the hall to be taking, so I’m pleased to see that happen.

The ongoing struggle for civil rights

我一直在教学课程多年:公民权利,最高法院和民权时代的音乐。它的意思是看社会运动,以及如何在法律回应。我们使用的音乐,因为我们希望有一种艺术形式,这将有助于我们的学生了解人感觉这些事发生的时期回来的路上。

[中]弗格森[抗议]有趣,因为我们看世界的反应,这相比于瓦骚乱超过50年之前。词几乎可以互换的,原因是几乎完全一样,所提出的解决方案十分相似。而我们以后重复这些东西几十年,几代人。它给我留下了一个引人注目的驱动找出做什么不同的这一次所以没有一个是重复这些事情。