Chancellor Gary May

Executive Communications

UC Davis Executive Communications Guide

The Office of Strategic Communications supports Chancellor Gary S. May and Provost Ralph J. Hexter with overall communication efforts, including media requests, speaker requests and digital communications. Below are helpful links about Chancellor May and Provost Hexter, including forms on how to request a speaking engagement. For media inquiries, contact Chief Marketing and Communications Director Dana Topousis.

Chancellor Gary S. May 

Chancellor Gary S. May

Gary S. May is the seventh chancellor of UC Davis. He envisions leading the university to new heights in academic excellence, inclusion, public service and upward mobility for students of all backgrounds.

Chancellor May’s Leadership website 
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Chancellor May on social media

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Provost Ralph J. Hexter

Ralph Hexter, UC Davis Provost

Ralph J. Hexter is provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Davis since January 2011. He also holds an appointment as distinguished professor of classics and comparative literature. As provost and executive vice chancellor, he serves as the No. 2 person in the UC Davis administration, reporting directly to Chancellor Gary May and representing the chancellor in his absence. He is the campus’s chief academic and operating officer and, in that post, oversees the work of the deans and serves as the chancellor’s principal liaison to the Academic Senate. 

Provost Hexter’s Bio
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Provost Hexter on social media

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