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January 19, 1962 — Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. is appointed the first UCI Chancellor January 19, 2016

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With a site for the new University of California, Irvine campus selected and William Pereira chosen as the architect, Clark Kerr’s next step was to select a new Chancellor for the campus. On January 19, 1962, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., age 44, the University’s Statewide Dean of Agriculture, was appointed the first UCI Chancellor. He would be at UCI for 22 years.

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