UCSF Magazine: Five questions for UC’s new president

Summer 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake talks about his priorities, leadership style, and the future of remote learning and work.

California Community Colleges podcast: The role of higher education in California’s future

May 6, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake joins CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley for a discussion about preparing students for the future and fueling California’s economic recovery.

Harvard Data Science Review: A conversation with Michael V. Drake and Jennifer Chayes

Apr. 30, 2021

Dr. Michael V. Drake, President of the University of California, and Professor Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost at UC Berkeley, talk with the Harvard Data Science Review.

EdSource: California educators want Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant award

Mar. 9, 2021

UC President Drake talks about UC's advocacy campaign urging Congress to Double the Pell.

Daily Californian: UC President Michael Drake discusses university reopening, affordability

Feb. 21, 2021

UC President Michael Drake discusses affordability and the process of reopening UC campuses for the fall 2021 term.

The Aggie: UC President Michael Drake discusses system-wide issues with members of student publications

Nov. 13, 2020

UC President Drake talks about COVID-19, diversity and inclusion, campus safety, and the 2020 election.

Daily Californian: UC President Michael Drake addresses student tuition, diversity

Nov. 11, 2020

President Drake discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the 2020 election on the University of California.

New UC President Drake praises Merced for research, diversity, student success

Oct. 16, 2020

President Drake celebrates students, staff, and faculty during a socially-distanced visit to UC Merced.

Interview on CBS News "Face the Nation"

July 19, 2020

Incoming UC president Michael Drake talks to CBS News Face the Nation about higher education, diversity, and COVID-19.

ABC News interview: College during a pandemic

July 15, 2020

In an interview with ABC News, incoming UC President Michael V. Drake talks about how universities are adapting in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

L.A. Times: Incoming UC President Michael V. Drake talks hip-hop, civil rights and climate change

July 12, 2020

During a conversation with UC Regents Board Chair John A. Pérez, incoming UC President Michael V. Drake talks about his vision and priorities.

Sacramento Bee: From McClatchy High School to UC President: A Q&A with Michael V. Drake

July 8, 2020

Dr. Michael V. Drake talks about his career as a university professor administrator, his California ties, and his vision for the future of UC.