It's April 1st, but the idea of Santa for Chancellor is no joke. The president of the University of Cincinnati is Dr. Santa Ono, a distinguished scientist who has energized that "UC" as a smart, approachable, fun, and visionary leader.
Check out his home page -- notice the sidebar message about the football coach -- and scroll through his Twitter feed. He is a colorful character who has shaved his head to support cancer research, loves basketball, and commands an academic pedigree, research record, and administrative performance of the first order, including degrees from the U. of Chicago and McGill, medical professorships at schools such as Harvard and Johns Hopkins, and substantial management responsibilities. If he becomes the next Chancellor of UCLA, we will rocket upwards in academics and athletics!