UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef is making progress in his recovery from a stroke he suffered last weekend, doctors said Thursday.
"He is doing quite well," said his physician, Dr. Cassie Spalding-Dias, director of inpatient therapy at UC Davis Medical Center.
Vanderhoef, chancellor at UC Davis from 1994 to 2009, was rushed to a Davis hospital after being stricken with an ischemic stroke a stroke that occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked. He was transferred Monday to UC Davis Medical Center to further recover and rehabilitate.
Spalding-Dias on Thursday said through university officials that Vanderhoef showed signs of weakness on his right side, but said his condition continues to improve.
"His speech is good strongest in the morning and a little softer and slower at night," Spalding-Dias said. "We anticipate that he will make a strong recovery."