Mexico delegation with Chancellor May
Juan Manuel Carreras, governor of San Luis Potosí, speaks with Chancellor Gary S. May during his visit to Mexico as Guillermo Hernández, general director of strategic partnerships for the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions, looks on. (Joanna Regulska/UC Davis)

By Dateline Staff

"A UC Davis delegation led by Chancellor Gary S. May is in Mexico this week for talks with government, university and industry leaders in three states about building partnerships with UC Davis faculty and academic units.

UC Davis organized meetings taking place through the end of this week in the central Mexican states of San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato, all north of Mexico City, developing the visit in collaboration with the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education, and Casa de la Universidad de California, the university’s home in Mexico. The Mexican consulate in Sacramento, where UC Davis alumna Liliana Ferrer is the consul general, also assisted in the planning.

The delegation: May and his wife, LeShelle; Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor, Global Affairs; and two deans and a vice chancellor: Dean Helene Dillard of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis of the College of Engineering; and Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor, Office of Research.

Rounding out the delegation: David E. Block, Ernest Gallo Endowed Chair in Viticulture and Enology Professor and Marvin Sands Department Chair, Department of Viticulture and Enology; Stephen Robinson, professor and chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and David H. Wisner, associate dean for clinical affairs and director of the Practice Management Board, UC Davis Health.

They are sitting down with governors, government ministries, industry representatives and university rectors to discuss shared priorities in food, water, wine, energy, health and manufacturing.

“Given our already close ties, this visit will deepen our collaborations on pressing topics in both California and Mexico,” Regulska said. “There are tremendous opportunities for new mutually-beneficial academic and research projects.”"

Read the full story at UC Davis News.