William Tucker, executive director of InnovationAccess at UC Davis, has retired after nearly two decades with University of California.

William Tucker, executive director of University of California (UC), Davis’ tech transfer office InnovationAccess and interim associate vice chancellor for innovation and technology commercialisation, retired yesterday.

Tucker had been executive director since 2017 and interim associate vice chancellor since 2019.

He previously worked in the Office of the President for University of California for 14 years, holding the positions of executive director, Innovation Alliances and Services, and from 2014 also serving as interim vice-president, research and graduate studies.

Tucker will return on a part-time basis in September to assist the university in recruiting a new associate vice chancellor and “work on some strategic projects at UC Davis”, he announced on LinkedIn.

In the same announcement, Tucker wrote: “It has been almost 20 years since I moved from industry to the university and I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the premier research university in the world.

“I am honoured and privileged to have help steward the great ideas from our researchers from the lab to the marketplace where they change peoples’ lives daily.”

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