491 Mike B. Chandler
Name: Mike B. Chandler
Interviewer: Calvin Handy
Date interviewed:February 7,2020
Department: University Fire Department
Mike Chandler began his educational career with UCD in 1967, and graduated in 1972, with a BS degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management. He was hired by the campus fire department on January 4, 1968, as a Student Firefighter. In 1972, Mike was then hired fulltime by the campus fire department. During his career with the fire department Mike held the ranks of Student Firefighter, Senior Student Firefighter, career Firefighter, Fire Specialist/Engineer, Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal, and Assistant Fire Chief. In 1996, Mike was promoted to the position of campus Fire Chief. Mike retired in 2004, with Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef bestowing Chief Chandler with the Title of Emeritus. Mike then went on to serve as Chief of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department for the next eight years, retiring one last time in 2012.