Michael Chandler

photo: Michael B. Chandler

Position Title
Vice President

UC Davis Retirees' Association


Mike Chandler was hired by the UC Davis Fire Department on January 4th, 1968, and remained with the department until February 2004. Mike advanced through the ranks by serving as a Student Firefighter, Fire Specialist/Engineer, Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Chief/Operations and finally Fire Chief. Mike served his final eight years as Fire Chief of the department, retiring in February 2004. Upon his retirement, former UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef bestowed the title of Fire Chief, Emeritus on Chief Chandler.  

He serves the UCDRA as Vice President and chair of the Nominations Committee. Additionally, he serves as President of the Woodland Noon Rotary, Chair of the Woodland Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and Board member of the Woodland Healthcare Foundation.  

Serves on: Chair, Nominations Committee