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Ask the Chancellor

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May tells all as he answers questions from students and community members every Thursday on Instagram. Want to get your questions answered? Watch his Instagram Stories every week for a chance to ask: https://www.instagram.com/chancellor.may/

Thursday Thoughts Episodes

December 9, 2021

On today’s Thursday Thoughts, Chancellor May and LeShelle talk about mental health, flaws they see in themselves that they’ve come to appreciate and what toy they absolutely just had to have when they were kids.

December 2, 2021

You’re in for a treat this Thursday, Aggies! Chancellor May’s daughter, Jordan answers questions this week for Thursday Thoughts. Hear them talk about the latest Spider-Man movie, the holiday season, shopping and how LeShelle and Chancellor May were as parents.

November 18, 2021

Thanks for watching Thursday Thoughts this week, Aggies! Today LeShelle and Chancellor May talk about booster shots and flu shots, family traditions, being grandparents (LeShelle has made it very clear she is NOT ready) and how leaders can connect with students.

November 11, 2021

Thanks for joining us at the newly renamed Walter A. Robinson Welcome Center, Aggies. Today Chancellor May and LeShelle talk a bit about Walter A. Robinson's influence and how he was a dear friend to the UC Davis campus.

November 4, 2021

Thanks for joining this week, Aggies! Today Chancellor May and LeShelle answer questions about the contact tracing process, applying to UC Davis, midterms and their bucket list items. You'll never guess what venture the Chancellor started in grad school, but hasn't been able to cross off his list yet.

October 28, 2021

Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Thursday Thoughts, Aggies! This week you might recognize the Stormtrooper as the one and only LeShelle May.

October 21, 2021

Thanks for joining this week, Aggies! Today the Chancellor and LeShelle talk about the one thing they would change about our jobs if they could.

October 14, 2021

Thanks for joining this week, Aggies! Today LeShelle and Chancellor May talk about their favorite spots on campus (hers involves turtles).

October 7, 2021

Thanks for watching Thursday Thoughts this week, Aggies! Today, Chanellor Gary May and LeShelle talk about flu shots, how to make friends, what kind of music they listen to and why they started doing this series.

September 30, 2021

This is a special edition of Thursday Thoughts, Aggies! Chancellor May and LeShelle look back on their "Greatest Hits".