Meet UCLA’s Next Chancellor Julio Frenk

University of Miami President Julio Frenk will take over as Chancellor of UCLA at the start of the next calendar year. Frenk will succeed Chancellor Gene Block, who is retiring this summer after 17 years at the helm. In the intervening six months, UCLA’s executive vice chancellor and provost Darnell Hunt will serve as interim chancellor.

Frenk, who leads Florida’s top research university, is an accomplished expert in public health. He previously served as Mexico’s health minister. He will be the first Latino to serve as chancellor of UCLA.

The appointment comes at a difficult time for UCLA and the entire UC system. College campuses have been embroiled in heated protests for months, leading to arrests, strikes, and disruptions to learning and graduations. 

Despite the tough work ahead, Frenk is taking a pay cut for this position. His annual base salary will be $978,904. He was making $1.68 million in Miami.

Read more about UCLA’s new chancellor at the Los Angeles Times


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