The late Larry N. Vanderhoef was chancellor emeritus and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis. A plant biologist turned college administrator, he led UC Davis for 25 years—first as provost/executive vice chancellor (1984-1994) and then as chancellor (1994-2009). Under his leadership, the campus grew by nearly every measure: student population, faculty, rankings, stature, research funding and philanthropic donations. He taught classes from freshman level to advanced graduate study, and served on various national commissions addressing graduate and international education, the role of a modern land-grant university and accrediting issues. As chancellor emeritus, he served on multiple university and regional advisory boards, developed and taught an undergraduate biology course at UC Davis and at National Taiwan University, served on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, and chaired the California Public Utilities Commission’s Independent Review Panel investigating the 2010 San Bruno Gas Explosion. He succumbed October 15, 2015, to complications of successive ischemic strokes.