Yesterday, I had the honor of attending the investiture of Dr. Howard Gillman, UC Irvine’s sixth chancellor, held in UCI’s Irvine Barclay Theatre. Dr. Gillman, who officially took the helm this past September, had the opportunity to share his thoughts and vision for UCI’s future during his inaugural address. Prior to his address, I enjoyed opening remarks from Master of Ceremonies, Princess Bride actor Carey Elwes; the welcome from Frederick Ruiz, Vice Chairman of the UC Board of Regents; and the keynote address from C.L. Max Nikias, USC President.
Also in attendance were delegates from over 25 sister institutions. Universities represented included Chapman University, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and CSUF.
Saddleback College welcomes Dr. Gillman to UCI and wishes him much success in his new role. UCI is an important partner to Saddleback College and it is my hope that our relationship with them only becomes stronger under Dr. Gillman’s lead.
Dr. Tod Burnett, Ed. D.