Oct 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Dan Aldrich III
The History of the University of California

We are pleased to have our own Dan Aldrich's father, Dan Aldrich III, speak to the Club about the history of the UC system.  The Aldrich family has a long history with the UC system, with Dan Aldrich II having served as the founding Chancellor of UC Irvine, and Dan III following in his footsteps having a career with the UC system.

He is presently semi-retired from the University of California although he serves in the Office of the President part-time as Senior Development Associate for the UC System. He has served the System professionally for over 30 years and held Senior Administrative positions, at the Santa Cruz, Riverside and Irvine campuses, as well as the Office of the President. He received his B.S. Degree from UC Davis and Masters Cognate in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UCLA. 

He has overseen the development of fundraising efforts and helped secure in excess of a half a billion dollars in private support for the University System. He is an active volunteer in his community serving as Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and United Way. He is also active in the local Rotary Club having helped create and manage a high school Scholarship Program that has raised an endowment of over $1 million and has awarded over $700,000 in student scholarships.