The UC Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointments of Susan Desmond-Hellmann as chancellor of UC San Francisco and Linda Katehi as chancellor of UC Davis. Desmond-Hellmann, 51, is a medical doctor and cancer researcher who now works as an executive at biotech firm Genentech in South San Francisco. Katehi, 55, is an engineering professor who is currently a provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They will be the first women to lead each campus.
Currently, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox at UC San Diego is the only woman among UC's 10 chancellors.