Ralph J. Hexter issued the following statement today (Sept. 15) after the UC Board of Regents approved his appointment as the interim chancellor of UC Davis. He had been the acting chancellor since April; then, after the position became vacant, he needed board approval to serve as the interim chancellor.
I am deeply honored to serve as interim chancellor for UC Davis and humbled that UC President Janet Napolitano has given me this responsibility while she conducts an international search for the campus’s next chancellor. I am so proud of our students, faculty and staff, who have rallied together in extraordinary times to pursue our core commitments and maintain our momentum in a multitude of areas. Moving forward, I pledge to do all that I can to make this period one of valued collaboration with our diverse community, continued success in our academic and administrative efforts, and regular communication about our progress. To our broad community, know that I am profoundly appreciative of your contributions and dedication to this great institution.
Ralph J. Hexter