Larry N. Vanderhoef, chancellor emeritus of UC Davis, suffered an ischemic stroke on Saturday and was admitted to the UCD Medical Center on Monday to begin rehabilitative treatment, a university spokeswoman announced.
He was transferred from Sutter Davis Hospital, where he received emergency care after the initial signs of stroke.
“This wasn’t quite the holiday surprise I’d anticipated,” Vanderhoef said in a statement. “But I’m thankful for the excellent care I’ve received and I’m determined to bounce back quicker than quick.”
Vanderhoef served as UC Davis’ chancellor from 1994 to 2009 and as its provost/executive vice chancellor for 10 years prior. As chancellor emeritus, he is teaching an undergraduate biology course at UCD and at National Taiwan University, serves on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, chaired the California Public Utilities Commission’s independent review panel investigating the 2010 San Bruno gas explosion, and is writing a book about his 25 years on the fifth floor of Mrak Hall.