Provost Search Update

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and current campus closure, the search advisory committee is working closely with the Chancellor to determine the next steps for the national search for the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Virtual finalist visits will take place in mid-late April, and further information on each candidate will be available here for those with a UCR CAS login. 

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

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Complete applications will include a CV, cover letter, and diversity statement. In a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity,” applicants should describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. For best consideration, please apply by January 10, 2020. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

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
Katherine Borkovich, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology 
Rena Burton, Director, Academic Resource Center
Julian Gonzalez, Associated Students UCR President
Rajiv Gupta, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science and Engineering 
John Haberstroh, Graduate Student Association President
Erika Quintana, Acquisitions Unit Supervisor, University Library
Katherine Stavropoulos, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Milagros Peña, CHASS Dean and Professor of Sociology 
Crystal Petrini, Financial Analyst, UC MEXUS, Staff Assembly President
Dylan Rodriguez, Academic Senate Chair and Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
Emma Wilson, Associate Dean of Graduate Division and Professor, Biomedical Sciences

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 (