University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of California, Santa Cruz
March 17, 2010
Position and Responsibilities:
The University of California, Santa Cruz is seeking a distinguished and inspiring individual to help lead
the university in achieving its goals of serving California as a top-ranked research university and leading
institution for the education of students — fostering a culture of excellence, inquiry, creativity, diversity,
and public service in developing solutions to the world's most critical challenges.
The Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) reports directly to the Chancellor, serves
as chief academic officer by providing vigorous academic leadership to the entire university, manages the
campus budget and day-to-day operations of the campus, serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet,
and advises the Chancellor on all campus issues. The CP/EVC serves as the chief executive officer of the
university if the Chancellor is unavailable.
The CP/EVC provides leadership in the complex development of long-term academic plans and in the
implementation of these plans. In conjunction with the Chancellor, the CP/EVC is responsible for
articulating and implementing the campus vision and priorities. The CP/EVC must have an enduring
commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, students, staff and ideas.
Working with a faculty committed to a culture of academic excellence, the CP/EVC has the opportunity
to build on UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to a personalized, living-learning environment. The CP/EVC is
challenged to further expand the diversity of UC Santa Cruz students and employees and to develop and
enhance a campus community that values and celebrates the varied contributions of its members. With the
CP/EVC’s leadership, the campus will face its challenge of changing and diversifying its resource base
through more aggressive pursuit of grants and generation of additional pr