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UC regents unanimously approve Georgia Tech dean as new chancellor for UC Davis

UC regents unanimously approve Georgia Tech dean as new chancellor for UC Davis

University of California regents unanimously approved a new chancellor for UC Davis on Thursday, tapping a Georgia Tech dean who is widely praised for his engineering brilliance, administrative skills and effective advocacy for underrepresented minority students.

Gary May, a UC Berkeley alumnus who heads Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, will be the 10-campus UC system’s only African American chancellor. 

May replaces Linda Katehi, who resigned last year after a UC investigation into allegations of...

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