Dr. Vanderhoef is Acting Chancellor of the University of California
at Davis. He has served as Executive Vice Chancellor since
1984 and was named Acting Chancellor in 1993. The University
of California at Davis is primarily noted for its strong programs and
traditions in agriculture, veterinary medicine, and the biological
sciences. While serving in the above administrative capacities, Dr.
Vanderhoef has had overall responsibility for all three undergraduate
colleges and the graduate division, with a total of 22,000
students and a budget in excess of $400 million.
During his graduate and post graduate career, he received fellowships
from Purdue, the National Research Council, and the
Carnegie Foundation. In 1970 he was appointed assistant professor
of plant biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Moving
rapidly through the ranks, he advanced to professor and head of his
department in 1977. He joined the faculty of the University of
Maryland at College Park in 1980, assuming an appointment as
Provost of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Four years later he accepted the position of Executive Vice Chancellor
and member of the Governing Board at the University of
California Medical Center campus in Sacramento. Dr. Vanderhoef
was a visiting lecturer at the National Taiwan University in 1984
and was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship as a visiting scholar to
the Republic of China in 1987.
Dr. Vanderhoef has chaired program reviews at the University of
Minnesota, the University of Maryland, the USDA Beltsville
Agricultural Research Center, and the Department of Energy's
Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. He
has also been called upon to serve on major national review and
advisory committees for such organizations as the National Science
Foundation and the Department of Energy. Dr. Vanderhoef is
currently serving on the Academic Affairs Council of the National
Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.