Michael Drake becomes 1st Black person, person of color appointed UC president

Michael Drake
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After serving as the UC vice president for health affairs, the chancellor of UC Irvine and, more recently, the president of Ohio State University, Michael Drake will become the next UC president after Janet Napolitano steps down in August.

Dr. Michael Drake will be the next president of the UC system — the first person of color and the first Black person to hold the position.
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A more perfect union: How 7 UC Berkeley faculty members changed history through unionizing almost 50 years ago

They voted to form an AFT council specific to the University of California, creating the University Council-AFT, which currently represents more than 3,300 librarians and non-Academic Senate faculty members such as lecturers, has staff on all 10 UC campuses and continues to enter into regular negotiations with the UC Office of the President, or UCOP, over salaries, job security, job roles and more.
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