Chancellor Gary S. May Statement on Catastrophic Fires in Lahaina, Hawaii

Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following statement today (Aug. 14).

As Californians, we are no strangers to the danger of wildfires and their impact on our communities. The recent wildfire destruction that ravaged the Lahaina community on Maui is incomprehensible. The loss of life is devastating, and we mourn for the people of Hawaii and the tragic loss of the historic town.

At UC Davis, we are reaching out to members of our community who are affected directly and indirectly by the fires to offer support and resources.

I encourage students who are impacted to contact the Office of Student Support at Our case managers are available to help coordinate support efforts across campus and community systems to assist students facing crises, life traumas and more.

Employees can connect with our Academic and Staff Assistance Program, or ASAP, to receive support.

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