Michael V. Drake

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Michael V. Drake
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Dr. Michael V. Drake
Fifth Chancellor University of California, Irvine
Term July 1, 2005 – present
Predecessor Ralph J. Cicerone
Born (1951-07-09) July 9, 1951 (age 62)
New York City, New York
Alma mater Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco
Residence Irvine, California
Profession Physician
Salary $350,000
Spouse Brenda Drake
Website Office of the Chancellor

Michael V. Drake (born July 9, 1951)[1] is an American physician and current chancellor of the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He will begin his tenure as the 15th president of the Ohio State University on June 30, 2014.


Early years[edit]

Drake grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, until moving with his family to Sacramento, California.


Prior to his appointment at UCI, he had a dual appointment at the Office of the President of the University of California as the director of policy for the five University of California medical schools and other health sciences programs, while continuing to hold his long-held appointment at University of California, San Francisco in the department of ophthalmology.

Drake was a vocal opponent of Proposition 209, often leading forums on the UCSF campus to garner opposition to it. He is an African-American physician who graduated from Stanford University and attended medical school at UCSF. After an ophthalmology residency, his concentration was academic medicine, at one point responsible for the oversight of grants in excess of $10 million. He served as Director of Admissions at UCSF medical school and sat on the resident selection committee for the Department of Ophthalmology prior to his appointment at the Office of the President. His annual $350,000 salary remained unchanged from his previous position as Office of the President, up from $70,000 paid to the previous UCI chancellor. As of 2010 he earned $374,969.32.

On January 30, 2014, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Drake as the 15th president of The Ohio State University. He will begin his tenure at the university on June 30, 2014.[2]


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Yost, Denise (2014-01-30). "Ohio State Announces Dr. Michael Drake As New President". NBC4i.com. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

External links[edit]

"UCI’s First Family" Orange County Business Journal