Search Overview

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a collaborative, mission-oriented, and outstanding academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (Provost). Reporting to the Chancellor, the Provost will join UCR at a pivotal moment as the university seeks to build upon its track record of remarkable achievements in research and propelling student success. The next Provost will help drive the university forward to further deliver exceptional research, education, and innovation as one of the country’s top public research universities. 

Leadership Profile

Search Committee

Committee Chair: Monica Carson, Professor and Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Ken Barish, Professor and Chair, Physics and Astronomy
Gerry Bomotti, Vice Chancellor for Planning, Budget and Administration
Philip Brisk, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Rena Burton, Director, Academic Resource Center
Emily Carter, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA
Luis Huerta, Associated Students UCR President
Katherine Kinney, Associate Professor, English
Wesley Leonard, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
Crystal Petrini, Financial Analyst, UC MEXUS, Staff Assembly President
Alex Ruiz, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Jason Stajich, Academic Senate Chair and Professor, Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Katherine Stavropoulos, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Kevin Vaughn, Dean, UCR Extension and Associate Professor of Anthropology 
Emma Wilson, Associate Dean of Graduate Division and Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Nichi Yes, Graduate Student Association President

Contact Information

For questions regarding this search, please contact:

Cati Mitchell-Crossley 

Beth Claassen Thrush
Project Policy Analyst
Office of the Chancellor
951-827-1122 (office)

All UCR staff, faculty, and students are invited to provide input to the search firm regarding the leadership profile via the online survey ( or email address (