Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Gillman Introduction

Introducing the Chancellor

Please use the following approved text when introducing the chancellor at special events.

Introduction for Chancellor Gillman (full length)

Howard Gillman, Ph.D., became UCI’s sixth chancellor in September 2014, after previously serving as provost and executive vice chancellor.

An award-winning scholar and teacher, he has academic appointments in the departments of law, political science, and history. Among his books are The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers JurisprudenceThe Votes That Counted: How the Court Decided the 2000 Presidential Election, and American Constitutionalism. He has also co-edited two other volumes and authored more than 40 articles and book chapters. He has received many awards for his scholarship, and for teaching excellence and dedication to students.

As chancellor Dr. Gillman oversees Orange County’s only AAU research university, with more than 30,000 students, 1200 faculty, 9500 staff, and an annual economic impact of $4.5 billion. Ranked #9 among national public research universities according to U.S. News and World Report, UCI this past year received almost 98,000 applications from prospective students.  It was recently designated by the New York Times as the #1 “top college doing the most for low-income students” and for the past two years was recognized by the Sierra Club as the #1 “green” college or university in the United States.

Prior to arriving at UCI, Dr. Gillman was a professor of political science, history, and law at the University of Southern California. From 2007 to 2012, he served as dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Gillman grew up in North Hollywood and was a first-generation college student. He earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in political science at UCLA. 

Introduction for Chancellor Gillman (abbreviated length)

Please welcome the sixth chancellor of UCI, Dr. Howard Gillman.