Chancellor Larive in the library talking with students in front of a big glass window with redwood trees in the background

Leading the change

Chancellor Cynthia Larive

As the 11th chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, Cynthia Larive leads an institution known worldwide for its interdisciplinary approach to research for the public good, for seeking solutions and giving voice to the challenges of our time, and for its commitment to social and environmental justice.

A common thread throughout Larive’s career has been her commitment to student success, inclusion, and equity. Upon her arrival at UC Santa Cruz in 2019, Larive set out to achieve many goals for the campus, chief among them improving graduation rates and eliminating graduation gaps for low-income and first-generation students, and for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 

An accomplished bioanalytical chemist, Larive is also focused on research, innovation, and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Read more about Chancellor Larive.


Administrative leadership

Portrait of Aisha Jackson
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Aisha Jackson
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Portrait of Edward D. Reiskin

Edward D. Reiskin
Vice Chancellor for
Finance, Operations and Administration

Portrait of Anju Reejhsinghani
Vice Chancellor for
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Anju Reejhsinghani
Vice Chancellor for
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Portrait of John MacMillan
Vice Chancellor for Research

John MacMillan
Vice Chancellor for Research

Portrait of Akirah J. Bradley-Armstrong
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success

Akirah J. Bradley-Armstrong
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success

Portrait of Mark Delos Reyes Davis
Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Mark Delos Reyes Davis
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Portrait of Anna Finn
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Anna Finn
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Portrait of Eréndira Rubin

Eréndira Rubin
Chief Campus Counsel


Lori Kletzer speaking at a podium

Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer

Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer, UC Santa Cruz’s chief academic officer, is responsible for all academic divisions and units of the campus, including the University Library and UCSC Extension. She is the chief budget officer, aligning expenditures with goals and our academic mission. Kletzer works closely with Chancellor Cynthia Larive in providing guidance to the senior leadership team and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the campus.

Read more about CP/EVC Kletzer.


Academic leadership team

Portrait of Jody Greene

Jody Greene
Associate Campus Provost, Academic Success

Portrait of Adrian Brasoveanu

Adrian Brasoveanu
Associate Campus Provost, Strategic Initiatives

Portrait of Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Dean, Arts

Alexander Wolf

Alexander Wolf
Dean, Engineering

Portrait of Jasmine Alinder

Jasmine Alinder
Dean, Humanities

Portrait of Dean Gaensler

Bryan Gaensler
Dean, Physical and Biological Sciences

Portrait of Katharyne Mitchell

Katharyne Mitchell
Dean, Social Sciences

Portrait of P.K. Agarwal

P.K. Agarwal
Dean, University Extension

Portrait of Peter Biehl

Peter Biehl
Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies

Portrait of Richard Hughey

Richard Hughey
Vice Provost and Dean of 
Undergraduate Education and 
Global Engagement

Portrait of Herbie Lee

Herbie Lee
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Portrait of Elizabeth Cowell

Elizabeth Cowell
University Librarian

Portrait of Kimberly Register

Kimberly Register
Associate Vice Chancellor,
Budget and Planning