People Watch: Michael V. Drake selected president at The Ohio State University

Also: University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken accepts chancellor position at City University of New York

University of California, Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake has been selected as The Ohio State University’s 15th, and first black, president, effective June 30.

He will replace E. Gordon Gee, who resigned last July after controversy erupted over comments he made at an athletic council meeting. Drake has served as UCI chancellor since 2005 and has been with the University of California system for 35 years. More people news:

Stephen Mulkey, president of Unity College (Maine) and a climate change activist, has been named to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s board of directors. Unity was the first institution to adopt sustainability science as its teaching and learning framework, and also the first in the U.S. to divest from fossil fuels.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has accepted the chancellor position at the City University of New York. After nearly a decade at NU, Milliken will assume the new position by June.

Michael Trafecante is now VP for finance, treasurer and CFO at Fairfield University (Conn.). A Fairfield MBA alum, he previously led financial planning, analysis and treasury at Bridgewater Associates. —Lauren Williams

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