Chancellor Drake Looks to the Future of ’Eater Nation
Chancellor Michael Drake and the University of California, Irvine
Foundation hosted a discussion with Athletics Director Mike Izzi,
coaches, student-athletes and community members about the future of UC
Approximately 100 people gathered Nov. 13 for “We Are ’Eater Nation,”
featuring Izzi and Julie Brooks, women’s golf head coach; Mike
Gillespie, baseball head coach; and John Speraw, director of volleyball.
The coaches recapped the success of their respective programs,
including NCAA championships and Big West titles. Looking to the future,
they discussed the resources they will need to ensure continued
success, such as scholarship support and additional facilities.
The event was part of a biannual series hosted by the foundation to
raise awareness among trustees and the broader community about the
university’s key initiatives.