Office of the Chancellor

Inviting the Chancellor to Your Event

Inviting the Chancellor to Your Event

Thank you for your interest in inviting Chancellor Gillman to attend and speak at your event. To aid in this process and to facilitate scheduling, please follow the steps below.

External Events

Please contact the chancellor’s executive assistant:

Melinda Alvarez
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor 
University of California, Irvine
510 Aldrich Hall 
Irvine, CA 92697-1900
FAX 949-824-1846

Internal Events

The following form should be used by internal UCI departments.

Event Request Form »

If the Chancellor has agreed to participate in your event, you will be asked to submit the following event related documents found below.

Additional event planning resources can be found on UCI Special Events & Protocol website. If you have questions or need assistance regarding the templates above, please contact

Introducing the Chancellor

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

Introduction for Chancellor Gillman (full length)

Howard Gillman became the sixth chancellor of the University of California, Irvine in September 2014.  He is an award-winning scholar and teacher with an expertise in the American Constitution and the Supreme Court, and holds faculty appointments in the School of Law, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History.

Under Chancellor Gillman’s leadership, UCI has accelerated its ascendency among globally preeminent research universities.  It has been ranked in the top 10 of all public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; furthered its national leadership in sustainability; solidified its status as a “first choice” school for undergraduates by receiving more than 100,000 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2017; received special recognition for advancing student success and promoting social mobility; fostered regional economic development through its Institute for Applied Innovation; and expanded its capacity to improve lives in our region and around the world.

A native of Southern California, Chancellor 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.