Gene Block to step down as UCLA’s chancellor next summer

Block began his tenure on Aug. 1, 2007; his final day as chancellor will be July 31, 2024.

Under his leadership, UCLA has increased enrollment​​​​​​, guaranteed housing to undergraduates, risen to the top of national rankings, nearly doubled its research funding, expanded its geographic footprint throughout Los Angeles and deepened its commitment to access, affordability, diversity and service.

Following his tenure, Block, an internationally recognized neurobiologist, plans to devote more time to teaching and research at UCLA.

The UC Office of the President will launch a national search for his replacement.

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