Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Gillman Honors Michael and Brenda Drake with UCI Medal

April 13, 2017

Lauds & Laurels

Chancellor Howard Gillman honored Chancellor Emeritus Michael Drake and Brenda Drake with the UCI Medal, the campus’s most prestigious honor, at the Lauds & Laurels celebration March 30.

“The Drakes truly embody the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and public service, and their transformational legacy at UCI continues to be seen today,” Chancellor Gillman said. “Brenda and Michael’s commitment to academic excellence, diversity and opportunity is renowned, and together as a team they ensured that UCI would become one of the country’s leading public research universities as well as a leading engine of upward mobility.”

The Lauds & Laurels celebration was held at the Anteatery dining hall in Mesa Towers, a newly constructed state-of-the-art student housing facility near the Bren Events Center and Claire Trevor School of the Arts.