University of California, Riverside

Office of the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor


Office of the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

The Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor is responsible for managing the daily operations of the UC Riverside campus; developing academic and administrative policies; and working closely with the Chancellor, the chair of the Academic Senate, and the Deans of UCR's colleges, schools, and divisions to formulate and realize campus goals.

Cynthia K. LariveProvost & Executive Vice Chancellor, Cynthia K. Larive

Cindy Larive was appointed Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor on October 24, 2017.

About the Provost

Provost Priorities

The Provost is committed to the growth and support of student success; nurturing and promoting diversity and excellence; and building the infrastructure necessary to support a major research university. UC Riverside's strategic plan, entitled "UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence," serves as a 10-year blueprint for the Provost as the campus seeks to attain new levels of excellence with the stature of an AAU university.

University of California, Riverside Mission Statement

The University of California, Riverside will transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

Strategic Plan

UCR 2020: The Patch to PreeminenceIn 2009, a year-long process was undertaken to develop a strategic plan, entitled "UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence". Under the guidance of the Provost's steering committee, eight subcommittees composed of 144 members of the campus and the community explored critical aspects of the campus's mission. A draft report underwent several revisions incorporating campus and community feedback before a final version was published. The finalized plan was presented to the Regents.

The plan and associated working papers are available on the Strategic Plan website.

Academic Planning Initiatives

The Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor leads and supports campus-wide academic initiatives such as strategic planning, long-range visioning, and developing proposals for new colleges, schools, and divisions.

Campus Report on Scenarios for Future UC Degree Growth at UCR

Five-Year Academic Calendar

WASC Accreditation

UC Riverside's regional accrediting organization is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). A key element of the WASC accreditation is to establish explicit links between campus strategic planning efforts and student learning. This culture assists the campus in establishing and improving the excellence of its programs, its students, and its research and learning environment.

Please visit the WASC Accreditation website for more information.

Aerial view of the HUBCampus Culture

Our Campus of Respect

A core strength of a major research university is the rich exchange of a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and opinions. At the University of California, Riverside, our students, faculty, staff, and guests represent a range of differences and often unrecognized similarities in culture, background, and outlooks, making the University a richer and more intellectually exciting place.

Principles Guiding Speech and Assembly

A core value of the University of California, Riverside, is to provide a safe, nurturing, and enabling environment for faculty, students, and staff to freely pursue the academic mission of teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and engagement with the broader community through outreach and service. Of equal importance are the business and operational activities that enable the academic mission to be executed.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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