Provost's Standing Committees

The Provost chairs and oversees five committees across campus and participates in many committees chaired or organized by others on campus. Click on each committee or council name to learn more about the committee's charge and participants. 

Provost's Committees

The Provost's Cabinet

The Provost's Cabinet is the academic affairs group that advises the Provost on academic issues, faculty issues, and student issues, including enrollment planning; student success and student services; curricular issues; research issues, and the necessary resources (budgetary, capital and human) to accomplish academic affairs. This group is charged with generally fostering excellence in the academic programs of the university. It is composed of all academic deans (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, GSOE, SOBA, SOM, SPP, Extension and Graduate Division), as well as the Associate Provost, University Librarian, the Chair of the Academic Senate, the Vice Provost of Academic Personnel, the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.

This Council meets once a month and is chaired by the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor.

For a list of the current deans, visit

For a list of the current Vice Provosts, Associate Vice Chancellors, and Assistant Provosts who advise the Provost, visit

For information about the Chancellor and the Chancellor's Cabinet, visit and

The Dean's Council

The Dean's Council is composed of all academic deans (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, GSOE, SOBA, SOM, SPP, Extension and Graduate Division). 

The Provost serves as an advocate and mentor for the Deans. A dean is the administrative head of a college or school and is responsible for providing academic leadership to the faculty; carrying out program improvements in teaching, research, and public service; and for student matters, such as academic advising, student relations, and in some cases admissions. Deans report to the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor. UCR Deans participate in decision making with the Provost through Deans Council and frequently through participation on task forces and other committees designed to address campus goals.

To view the current deans, visit

Course Scheduling Committee

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (PEVC) is responsible for determining how campus space is allocated, including classroom space. Thus, the campus course scheduling policy also falls under the purview of the PEVC. Course scheduling should be responsive to evolving campus needs and should be informed by broad input from stakeholders. Therefore, the PEVC relies on a Course Scheduling Committee (CSC) to foster communication and transparency, to provide a forum for concerns to be discussed and addressed, and to make recommendations to the PEVC on all aspects of course scheduling. This includes priority scheduling, final exam scheduling, special agreements with departments that have unique scheduling needs, exceptions and changes to the campus scheduling policy, and other related issues. The CSC also works closely with the Registrar to implement the campus scheduling policy on an ongoing basis.

For more on the Course Scheduling Committee, visit their website

International Admissions Coordinating Committee

The goal of this committee is to establish a regular dialogue (one to two times per month, as determined by the committee) between key stakeholders on their current practices in international recruitment and retention, with the goal of working together to increase the number of international undergraduate and graduate students over the next three years. Issues that the committee will address include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an implementation plan for priority areas highlighted in the Non-Resident Recruitment Task Force report
  • Developing a short and medium-term strategy for how and where to focus our recruitment resources
  • Coordination of domestic and overseas recruiting visits for Undergraduate Admissions, University Extension, BCOE, Business, etc.
  • Developing tools (e.g., PowerPoints and Brochures) that recruiters can use to advertise programs across campus
  • Increasing the efficiency of international recruitment
  • Ensuring that international students have sufficient supports in place to succeed

Members of Committee:

  • Jun Wang, Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment (Chair)
  • Kelechi Kalu, VP of International Affairs
  • Shaun Bowler, Dean of Graduate Division
  • Jennifer Brown, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Magid Shirzadegan, Director of International Students and Scholars Office
  • Emily Engelschall, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Marko Princevac, Associate Dean, BCOE
  • Jean-Bernard Adrey, Associate Dean, UNEX
  • Steve Chen, Director of International Affairs, School of Business

Campus Enrollment Management Council

The Provost chairs the Campus Enrollment Management Council which brings together campus offices to ensure incoming classes are distributed appropriately and have access to necessary courses. This group consists of the Provost, Associate Provost, Academic Deans, Associate Deans of Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services, and staff from the Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education offices. 

Enrollment Management is one of the Provost's Strategic Student Initiatives. Every unit on campus contributes to student success and achievement and the Strategic Student represent a selection of the initiatives where the Office of the Provost is a major partner. 

Enrollment Services      Strategic Student Initiatives

Provost's Participating Committees

Campus Finance Committee

The Campus Finance Committee (CFC) was created in May 2021 to be advisory to the provost and chancellor and to replace the former Budget Advisory Committee. The standing committee will meet on at least a monthly basis to review, discuss, and advise on the campus core financial plan, including annual resource allocation, distribution of one-time funds (e.g., HEERF), and capital investments.

More information and meeting minutes on the Campus Finance Committee webpage.

University Space Committee


The mission of the University Space Committee (USC) will be to provide strategic advice to the Provost on the allocation of campus space to serve the mission and goals of the university. USC will be responsible for:  1) Developing and recommending space utilization guidelines and processes to help communicate standards for space reviews and assignments, 2) Reviewing and making recommendations on opportunities for space use and/or reallocation of space on and off campus, 3) Helping to assure all space standards and management activities are transparent and disclosed to the campus community.


USC membership is appointed by the Provost and the committee serves as advisors to the Provost.  USC will be co-chaired by the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget. Administrative units under the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget will provide administrative support for USC.

 USC advice and recommendations may include considerations such as:  

  • Review of a unit or program’s space need(s)
  • Re-evaluation of space type uses (i.e. conversion of outdated wet labs with insufficient building infrastructure into a dry lab, office, conference room, or other less-intensive use)
  • Re-assignment of space to accommodate multifunctional use between organizations that share crosscutting university activities

For more information on the University Space Committee visit 

Dean's Research Committee

The Dean’s Research Committee is convened by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development (VCRED) and it normally meets monthly. The committee provides feedback to the VCRED about research and economic development initiatives and research administration and helps develop strategic planning in those areas. It is also a venue for the VCRED to inform the campus leadership about RED current issues and plans and receive suggestions and concerns from the other committee members and the stakeholders they represent.

The Dean's Research Committee includes all of the Deans and Associate Deans of the colleges/schools, the UC Riverside Academic Senate Chair, the Provost, the Associate Provost, VCRED, and the senior AVC for Research. 

Advisory Committee on Campus Art

Campus Public Art can enrich the cultural life of UCR students, faculty, staff, and the general public. It also enhances the role of the campus in teaching, conducting research, and engaging in public service. The University is a national leader in higher education and campus art should reflect this high standard. As such UCR welcomes and encourages proposals for public art that will enhance the campus setting and complement its buildings, grounds, and natural features. The University seeks to exhibit fine art in a variety of media and styles, including three-dimensional works of art, sculptural forms, bas-reliefs, sculptural adornment of buildings or structures, two-dimensional art, and landscaping. Through these forms of art, UCR strives to memorialize important aspects of University tradition and campus culture, while also creating enjoyment for the campus community and the general public. A map of the current art on campus is available here

The Advisory Committee on Campus Art (ACCA) is charged with defining a vision and priorities for Public Art at the University of California, Riverside. It is concerned with the solicitation, acquisition, and placement of public art. The committee includes faculty, staff, and students and will meet at least once per quarter.

Submission Process

To better understand the submission process, please review the Guide to Public Art Submission and submit the appropriate form. 

UC Riverside hopes to host a wide variety of art installations on campus, and accepts proposals of the following types of art, each of which has a specific form and/process for submission and approval:



2019-20 Roster

  • Milagros Peña, Dean, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (Co-Chair)
  • Peter Hayashida, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement (Co-Chair)
  • Ward P Beyermann, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Gerald Clarke, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
  • Jeff Girod, Staff Assembly Representative
  • Julian Gonzalez, ASUCR President
  • James Isermann, Professor of Art
  • Mariam Lam, Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Tim Lithgow, Graduate Student Association Representative
  • Jacqueline Norman, Campus Architect
  • Uma Ramasubramanian, Principal Physical Planner
  • Emily Rankin, Director of Development, CHASS
  • Tom Smith, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Jason Weems, Associate Professor of Art History
  • Committee support: Erin Schuster, Executive Assistant, University Advancement

Ethics & Compliance Risk and Audit Controls Committee

The UCR Ethics and Compliance Risk & Audit and Controls Committee provides campus oversight to the UC Ethics and Compliance Program and is advisory to the SVP/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer through the UC Ethics and Compliance Risk Council.  The Committee continues its current activities with respect to Audit and Controls responsibilities.

The Committee is co-chaired by the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor and the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer (AVC & CCO), meets at least quarterly and maintains a quorum (defined as a majority of members present) for at least 90% of the scheduled meetings on an annual basis.

The Committee comprises senior campus leadership responsible for various areas of campus compliance risks, academic leadership, audits, controls and one or more members of the UC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services.  Committee members may not delegate their committee responsibilities, including their meeting attendance responsibility, to anyone.  The Committee is charged with the following, including but not limited to:

  • Responsibility and support for the overall Program as it relates to the campus, including implementation, performance metrics and ongoing campus processes of the Program
  • Encouraging awareness of compliance and open lines of communication throughout the campus
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and consistency of compliance practices throughout the campus
  • Developing risk assessment processes for campus use in identifying and mitigating high-risk compliance areas
  • Advising on the need for campus-specific guidance documents, education materials, and training courses, monitoring the compliance environment as it relates to specific risk areas and recommending compliance policies and best practices for systemwide implementation
  • Reporting compliance risk areas of high priority and proposed risk mitigation activities to the Council, both on an ad hoc basis, and through formal quarterly and annual campus compliance reports

Grier Concerned Citizens Committee

The Grier Concerned Citizens Committee is one of the Chancellor's Advisory Committees. The Chancellor’s Advisory Committees provide an opportunity for the Chancellor to seek valuable input and feedback from key community constituencies. Currently, Chancellor Wilcox meets on a regular basis with three committees: the Dr. Barnett and Eleanor Jean Grier Concerned Citizens of UCR, the oldest of the groups representing African American leaders since 1982; the Native American Advisory Committee; and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Chicano/Latino Affairs.

The Provost participates on the Grier Concerned Citizens Committee, chaired by Jalani Bakari. 

For more on the Chancellor's Advisory Committees visit

Emergency Management Policy Group (EMPG)

The Executive Management Policy Group (EMPG) is UC Riverside’s executive-level oversight and strategic decision-making body during a potential or actual crisis situation. When activated the EMPG is responsible for and has the authority to make strategic, financial, policy, operational decisions in response to the issue or event.

EMPG responsibilities include:

  • Making policy and strategic decisions that have significant implications for the campus,
  • Approving the communications strategy and key messages for both internal and external stakeholders,
  • Providing strategic guidance both during and after the crisis,
  • Informing, periodically briefing, and making recommendations to UCOP on the overall response strategy and key issues, and
  • Identifying, forecasting and/or managing key issues and consequences affecting our campus community.
EMPG Organization

EMPG Members Include: 

  • Chancellor & Office of the Chancellor
  • EMPG Liaison
  • Planning, Budget, and Administration
  • Campus Counsel
  • Student Affairs
  • University Advancement
  • University Communications
  • Emergency Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • UCPD
  • Compliance

Ad hoc Members May Include: Academic Deans, HR, Alumni Relations, Academic Senate, Athletics, Faculty, Graduate Division, Health Services, ITS, Research, Real Estate, and/or Student Leaders.

For more on Emergency Procedures visit