Jack Peltason

Jack W. Peltason
18th President of the University of California
In office
Preceded by David P. Gardner
Succeeded by Richard C. Atkinson
2nd Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine
In office
Preceded by Daniel Aldrich
Succeeded by Laurel Wilkening
Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
In office
Personal details
Born (1923-08-29)August 29, 1923
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died March 21, 2015(2015-03-21) (aged 91)
Irvine, California, United States
Alma mater University of Missouri
Princeton University
Profession University administrator, professor

Jack W. Peltason (August 29, 1923 March 21, 2015) was the president of the University of California, and former chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. He died of Parkinson's disease in 2015.[1]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Peltason was a member of the Smith College faculty from 1947-1951 and then joined the University of Illinois-Urbana faculty. He became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1960. In 1964, he left Illinois to become vice president of academic affairs at the University of California, Irvine. In 1967, he returned to Illinois to become the first chancellor of the Urbana campus and stayed there until 1977 when he returned to Irvine.


  1. "Jack W. Peltason, renowned leader in higher education, dies at age 91". UCI News (Press release). Irvine, California. 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2016-05-13.

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