Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Nov. 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

UC President Drake shares an update on issues of importance to the University, including civic engagement, community safety, and research.

UC President Drake Speaks at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival

September 22, 2022

UC President Drake and James Bennett Milliken, Chancellor of the University of Texas system, talk about challenges and opportunities for higher education in the nation’s most populous states.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Sept. 21, 2022

Sept. 21, 2022

UC President Drake provides an update on priority areas for the University, including student access and opportunity, climate change, community safety, and health care.

Presidential Priorities Plan

Sept. 21, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake outlines four priority areas where the University is well positioned to continue leading with solutions and innovations that benefit California and the world.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents – July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022

UC President Drake provides an update on the 2022-2023 California state budget, campus safety, and a new agreement between UC and the California Nurses Association.

UC President Drake Gets Out the Vote with Secretary of State Shirley Weber

June 29, 2022

UC President Drake provides remarks before signing a joint resolution with Secretary of State Shirley Weber to increase student participation in elections.

UC President Drake Gives 2022 Commencement Speech at UC Riverside School of Medicine

June 3, 2022

UC President Drake addresses the UC Riverside School of Medicine Class of 2022 to celebrate their commencement.

UC President Drake Participates in Launch of UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity

May 25, 2022

UC President Drake provides opening remarks at the launch of the UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity, a new center to advance equitable climate solutions.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

UC President Drake provides an update on Governor Newsom's budget, financial aid, and commencement celebrations.

A message on Earth Day from UC President Drake

April 22, 2022

UC President Drake recognizes Earth Day, reflecting on the need to protect our environment and ensure a healthy and equitable climate future for all.

UC President Drake Participates in Speech Matters Conference

April 7, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels participated in a discussion about democracy and the role of higher education at the 2022 Speech Matters Conference.

A message from President Drake: Celebrating the legacy of César Chávez

March 25, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the contributions of César Chávez to the University of California and beyond.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents – March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake provides an update on COVID-19, enrollment growth, supplier diversity, and campus safety.

Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California

Feb. 1, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake marks Black History Month and encourages all members of the UC community to participate in celebrations and educational events.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Jan. 19, 2022

Jan. 19, 2022

UC President Michael V. Drake provides an update on Governor Newsom's proposed 2022-23 budget, ongoing COVID-19 response, and enrollment growth.

A message from UC President Drake on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

Jan. 6, 2022

On the first anniversary of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the importance of reinforcing our nation’s democratic values.

An end of year message from UC President Drake

Dec. 16, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the resilience and the accomplishments of the UC community over the past year.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Nov. 17, 2021

Nov. 17, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake celebrates the newest UC Nobelists and reflects on UC enrollment, admissions, and partnerships.

A Veterans Day message from UC President Drake

Nov. 11, 2021

In a message to the UC community, UC President Michael V. Drake recognizes and celebrates UC veterans and their families for their dedicated service.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Sept. 29, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake provides an update on COVID-19, student enrollment, and recent University honors.

UC President Drake celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 21, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the countless ways that Hispanic leaders and communities have shaped our lives.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Sept. 9, 2021

Sept. 9, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake speaks to the UC community about the challenges and successes of the past year, and his vision for the future of the University.

UC President Drake reflects on an extraordinary year

Aug. 11, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the triumphs and challenges of his first year at the University.

A message on community safety from UC President Drake

July 29, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake talks about the UC Community Safety Plan, a new framework for a more integrated, holistic approach to safety and security on UC campuses.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - July 21, 2021

July 21, 2021

President Michael V. Drake speaks with the UC Board of Regents and the UC community about COVID-19, the 2021-22 state budget, student affordability, and more.

UC San Diego School of Medicine 2021 Commencement Address

June 6, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake addresses graduates of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Class of 2021.

UC Irvine School of Medicine 2021 Commencement Address

June 5, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake addresses graduates of the UC Irvine School of Medicine Class of 2021 at a drive-through ceremony.

Morgan State University Spring 2021 Commencement Address

May 15, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake addresses the Spring 2021 graduates of Morgan State University, a historic research university in Baltimore.

UC Free Speech Center conversation with California HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly

Apr. 20, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake joins California HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly for a conversation at the 3rd annual UC #SpeechMatters​ conference.

Salesforce.org Innovation Leadership Forum with UC President Drake

Mar. 23, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake joins AAU President Barbara Snyder for a conversation about critical challenges and opportunities in higher education.

Berkeley Haas – Dean’s Speaker Series with UC President Drake

Mar. 10, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake discusses strategies to improve university diversity and access.

Public Policy Institute of California conversation with UC President Drake

Feb. 26, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake joins Mark Baldassare of the Public Policy Institute of California for a conversation about challenges and opportunities in higher education.

UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement conversation with UC President Drake

Jan. 27, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake conversation joins Executive Director Michelle Deutchman to discuss speech and civic engagement in higher education.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - Jan. 20, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021

Remarks delivered by UC President Michael V. Drake at the January 2021 meeting of the UC Board of Regents.

Commonwealth Fund podcast with UC President Drake

Dec. 18, 2020

UC President Michael V. Drake talks with Commonwealth Fund podcast The Dose about navigating the COVID crisis.

Science Clear+Vivid podcast with UC President Drake

Dec. 16, 2020

UC President Michael V. Drake discusses the challenge of managing the 10-campus UC system in the age of COVID.

Bay Area Council conversation with UC President Drake

Nov. 12, 2020

President Drake talks with Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council about the future of higher education and the University of California.

Commonwealth Club event with UC President Drake

Nov. 4, 2020

President Drake joins Monica Lozano, President of the College Futures Foundation, for a discussion about higher education and current events.

Conversation with UC President Drake and UC Merced Chancellor Muñoz

Oct. 15, 2020

UC President Michael Drake and UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sanchez Muñoz hold a town hall conversation with the UC Merced community.

Dr. Michael Drake: In his own words

July 14, 2020

Dr. Michael V. Drake talks about the values and experience he brings to the university, and what he sees as the key challenges ahead.

Conversation with UC Regents Board Chair John A. Pérez

July 10, 2020

A conversation between UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and UC’s incoming president, Michael V. Drake, M.D.

Remarks to the UC Board of Regents - July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

Remarks delivered by UC's incoming president Michael V. Drake at a special meeting of the UC Board of Regents.