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.
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
Edward D. Reiskin
Vice Chancellor for
Finance, Operations and Administration
Vice Chancellor for
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vice Chancellor for Research
Akirah J. Bradley-Armstrong
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success
Mark Delos Reyes Davis
Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff
Chief Campus Counsel
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
Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Dean, Physical and Biological Sciences
Dean, Social Sciences
Dean, University Extension
Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies