Chancellor May Part of ‘California 2030’ Thought Leadership Series

Gary May interviewed in video studio
Chancellor Gary S. May is interviewed by CBS Sacramento’s Seth Feldman for “California 2030.” (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Chancellor Gary S. May is among a number of regional experts and thought leaders whose voices will be shared over the coming months on a broadcast series predicting California’s future.

“California 2030,” airing on CBS Sacramento’s new Primetime Sacramento newscast, features discussions on education, local food, electric vehicles, crime, media and more.

“What we’re thinking about in terms of 2030 and beyond is what happens after the diploma,” May said in one of the network’s first segments, about student success.

“We know that by 2030, about 40% of the jobs in California will require a university degree,” he said on another segment. “Right now we’re at about 29% of the population who attain a degree. So what we’re going to have to do is to continue to enhance our enrollment.”

May is scheduled to appear on the program each month through August. He has thus far spoken about:

Student success beyond graduation

Diversity at UC Davis

College tuition stability

Education affordability

Primetime Sacramento, which debuted last month, airs weekdays at 8 p.m. on KMAX 31. Previous “California 2030” segments are available on the station’s website and on YouTube.

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Cody Kitaura is the editor of Dateline UC Davis and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.

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