Gary S. May is the seventh chancellor of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). UC Davis enrolls more than 35,000 students and is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The campus has the third-largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley.
Prior to UC Davis, May was the Dean and Southern Company Chair of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In that capacity, he served as the Chief Academic Officer of the college and provided leadership to over 450 faculty members and to more than 13,000 students.
May received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama in 2015.
May’s field of research is computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. He has authored over 200 technical publications, contributed to 15 books, and holds a patent on that topic.
May holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.