The Ticker — September 2020

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Michael Drake, ’71, has been named president of the University of California system. Kristina Johnson, ’79, MS ’81, PhD ’84, succeeds him as president of Ohio State.


Jennifer Sey, ’92, produced Athlete A, a Netflix documentary about former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of female gymnasts. Also on Netflix: The Half of It, a young adult, LGBTQ, Cyrano de Bergerac tale written and directed by Alice Wu, ’90, MS ’92.


Xavier Gutierrez, JD ’00, is the new president and CEO of the Arizona Coyotes. And speaking of hockey, Adidas design director Matty Merrill, ’00, designed the logo for the new Seattle Kraken, following in the footsteps of Terry Smith, ’82, who once did the same for the San Jose Sharks.


Erica Pan, ’92, who helped lead the Bay Area’s coronavirus response as the interim health officer of Alameda County, has been sworn in as California’s state epidemiologist.