The University of California has appointed the 1st African American president in history, ABC10 reported.
The university will be headed by 69-year-old Michael Drake, who will take office in August.
Dr. Michael V. Drake is a long-time university administrator who recently retired as the head of Ohio State University.
"I look forward very much to working with you as partners as we try to write the next chapter in this great university," Dr. Drake noted. "I am excited and ready — ready to go."