Howard Gillman

Howard Gillman

Chancellor, UCI

WHY: Leads largest OC university: 36K students, 222 degree programs, $5B impact; OC’s second-largest employer after Disneyland.

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RECENT: Business school named for Paul Merage (see entry) launched Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program; only UC school with one, under school’s Beall Center, named for Don Beall (see entry). $2B fundraising effort underway.

NOTABLE: Published author on law, public policy; amateur magician.

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