DEAN UCI SCHOOL OF LAW
WHY: Named the second dean of the prestigious UC Irvine School of Law in 2018, taking reins from founding dean Erwin Chemerinsky. UCI Law is ranked No. 27 among the country’s top law schools by U.S. News & World Report.
RECENT: Raising $65M to endow 10 faculty chairs; expand law school centers; and offer free legal services to area residents.
FUN FACTS: Played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra twice in the 1980s.
2020 HOBBY: Meditation.